Rep. Ziegelbauer removed for pro-life vote

Rep. Michael Sheridan (D-Janesville), Speaker of the State Assembly, just removed Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer (D-Manitowoc) from his position on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.  Rep. Ziegelbauer was the chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

Apparently, Rep. Sheridan told Ziegelbauer that he was being removed for his vote on a pro-life amendment offered to the state budget back in June of this year.  The amendment, offered by one of the Assembly’s staunchest pro-life legislators, Rep. Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade), would have prohibited the use of state Medicaid funds for 2nd and 3rd-trimester abortions.  The amendment, of course, came about as a result of the Madison Surgery Center’s decision earlier this year to perform late, 2nd-trimester abortions.

During the budget debate, the pro-life amendment was ruled not germane and the GOP Assembly members appealed the ruling.  Rep. Ziegelbauer and Rep. Peggy Krusick (D-Milwaukee) voted with the GOP to appeal the ruling.  However, by one vote, the ruling was upheld and the amendment failed.

Rep. Ziegelbauer is standing by his vote: “I’ve always put the highest priority on representing the people of Manitowoc County and the people of my district ahead of blind party loyalty.”

We applaud Rep. Ziegelbauer’s commitment to life.

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6 comments on “Rep. Ziegelbauer removed for pro-life vote

  1. Eva Bellinger says:

    Send a personal letter to your own assembly rep. as well.

  2. Molly Zabrowski says:

    Rep. Ziegelbauer,

    I just wanted you to know how much I hve valued your pro-life votes for the citizens of Wisconsin!

    Since the Lord has allowed you to be removed from the Ways and Means committee, then I believe the Lord has other plans for you–“plans for good, and not for evil.” Believe on this, and be comforted.

    Hang in here! We are praying for you!

  3. Gaile Hanson says:

    Rep Zeigelbauer,
    I appreciate that you stood up for the people of your district that value life!
    Thanks

  4. Mark Brooks says:

    Representative Zeigelbauer,
    I have recently heard of the price you paid for voting not to allow public funding of 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions. Thanks for being honest and not playing politics.
    Respectfully,
    Mark Brooks
    Cedarburg

    • julaineappling says:

      Thanks for sending, Mark. We are grateful for your interest. Unfortunately, for Rep. Ziegelbauer to get your message, you will need to cut and paste your message into an email message. Rep. Ziegelbauer’s email address is Rep.Ziegelbauer@legis.wisconsin.gov.

  5. […] do at the time.  In fact, Sheridan was ready to offer Wood a prestigious committee chairmanship (the ultimate in Speaker approval) late last year, right after his December ‘08 […]

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