Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wisconsin Senate Confirms Controversial Appointment

Moments ago, the Wisconsin Senate confirmed Roger Axtell to continue serving on the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board. This confirmation comes despite Mr. Axtell’s voting to approve the Madison Surgery Center killing babies during their 2nd trimester. The vote cast today was 18-15 to approve the confirmation. Speaking in opposition to the appointment, Senator Grothman reminded senators of Mr. Axtell's support for 2nd trimester abortions. Speaking in support of Mr. Axtell, Senator Erpenbach called this "a petty attack on a really good man". Senator Luther Olsen stated, "I feel bad we would tarnish him."