Abolitionist Ceremony in Milwaukee Commemorates Wisconsin’s Defiance of Federal Tyranny
MILWAUKEE, TheLiberator.news – Abolitionists held a rally last week at Cathedral Square to commemorate the rescue of fugitive slave Joshua Glover at that very site, and to remind Wisconsin magistrates of their duty to interpose on behalf of their citizens in the face of federal tyranny.
More than 160 years after Wisconsin’s defiance of the Federal Fugitive Slave Act, modern abolitionists are saying it is time for Wisconsin officials to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and stand up to the federal government.
“This is what our state officials need to do today on behalf of the preborn. They need to defy the federal judiciary, defend the preborn, and declare the opinion of Roe v. Wade to be without authority, void, and of no force,” said local business owner Anne Schaafsma, who was one of the many speakers at the ceremony.
Other speakers included Pastor Matt Trewhella of Mercy Seat Christian Church and former Green Bay Packer Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, as well as other local pastors and leaders.
Kabeer spoke of the need to move past a pro-life position and stop allowing the murder of the unborn. “Today I went from pro-life now, to an abolitionist now,” Gbaja-Biamila said. “No longer do I want to just say I’m pro-life. Everybody’s pro-life. Everybody in the state of Wisconsin right now… you talk to most people, it’s run by Republicans and they all say ‘I’m pro-life’ and we can’t get anything done. And so we don’t want to just say we’re pro-life in title. We want to end abortion in our state and in our country. It’s time.”
To read more about the efforts of Wisconsin abolitionists, and see photos and video from the ceremony and the four day event that it was a part of, visit AbolishAbortionWI.com.