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Baldwin speaks out on court appointment and health care

Brad Williams

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Several women serving in Congress are worried about the future of abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act, if a new justice is put on the Supreme Court before the election. 

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is one of them. 

During a news conference out of Washington, Baldwin said this would be a bad time to make drastic changes in federal health care policy.

“I do view this process as illegitimate,” said Baldwin about the effort to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before November. “Essentially, agreement to overturning the Affordable Care Act and animosity and opposition to Roe v. Wade appear to be a litmus test.”

Baldwin says any appointment should wait until after voters decide who will be president for the next 4 years.      

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow also worries that nominee Barrett is intent on overturning Obamacare.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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