Republicans Confirm Extremist Judge Who Believes Abortions Cause Cancer
Vocal anti-abortion advocate Wendy Vitter was confirmed as Federal Judge by the Senate on Thursday along partisan lines, according to the Huffington Post.
All but one Republican and no Democrats voted for Vitter, who was confirmed 52 to 45 to the District Court of Eastern Louisiana.
Before the confirmation, Vice News uncovered a series of incidents that show the extent of Vitter’s abortion views. In a 2013 speech, the Judge said that “It is the saddest of ironies” that Planned Parenthood “kills over 150,000 females a year. The first step in promoting women’s health is to let them live.”
That same year, she moderated a panel on the supposed link abortion and cancer, in which she urged the audience to tell their doctors to acquire brochures claiming that birth control leads to a violent death.
Vitter did not address either of these incidents during her confirmation hearings.
Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Kenneth Lee to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, despite her radical views on sexism, AIDS, LGBTQ rights, slavery, and Native Americans, according to the Huffington Post.
The Senate has so far confirmed two of Trump’s Supreme Court justices, 65 of his district court judges and 40 of his appeals court judges.
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