When abortion activists call someone “hostile” or “extreme,” it probably means they are strong supporters of unborn babies’ rights.
In January, President Donald Trump nominated Vitter for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. According to the New Orleans City Business, Vitter serves as general counsel for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, and previously worked for the New Orleans district attorney.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to consider her nomination on April 11.
Because of Vitter’s strong support of unborn babies and moms, the 18 pro-abortion groups are trying to prevent her confirmation. In a letter to the committee members, they presented a long list of Vitter’s so-called hostile actions, including attending the 2015 March for Life and educating the public about abortion risks.
In the eyes of most Americans, their accusations against Vitter are laughable and even complimentary. For example, her advocacy for moms and babies prompted Louisiana Right to Life to give her its “Proudly Pro-Life Award” – something the pro-abortion groups try to hold against her.
According to their letter, she also presented workshops to educate people about abortion risks, and praised Texas for passing a law requiring abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
The letter continued: “Vitter also spoke at a rally protesting the construction of a Planned Parenthood clinic, parroting the ridiculous assertion that the group … ‘kill[s] over 150,000 females a year.’” But according to Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports, it aborts about 320,000 unborn babies each year. So, reasonably assuming that about half of those aborted babies were female, Vitter is correct.
For these reasons, the pro-abortion groups “believe that Vitter’s long record of extreme hostility to reproductive freedom and her flagrant disregard for the Committee process disqualify her from filling a lifetime seat on the federal bench.”
Groups that signed the letter included Planned Parenthood, NARAL, National Organization for Women (NOW), National Abortion Federation and Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights GRR!.
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Some of these pro-abortion group also have attacked other highly qualified female judicial nominees because they were conservative. And, ironically, they did so while making claims that America needs more women leaders.
Abortion activists largely have failed to convince voters to support their radical abortion agenda. Voter-elected state legislators have passed a record number of pro-life laws in the past decade; however, it has become commonplace for the abortion industry to challenge them.
The abortion industry received a lot of help from pro-abortion President Barack Obama who appointed 327 judges during his two terms. Pro-life advocates hope Trump, who promised to be a pro-life president, will appoint pro-life judges who will uphold protections for unborn babies.
Last year, Trump nominated new Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move widely praised by pro-life advocates. Since then, he has nominated a number of other strong, pro-life advocates to courts across the country.