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Planned Parenthood Targets Trump's Judicial Nominees for Being Male

Planned Parenthood does not approve of President Trump's judicial nominees because, well, they're majority male. The organization's president Cecile Richards posted an opinion piece on her Facebook page written by Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times. Greenhouse begins the op-ed by blasting the Trump White House for waging a "war on abortion," and evolves to her remarking on the administration's "war on birth control." 

The lack of diversity among Trump nominees may explain why the administration has been hostile to the two illegal immigrant teenagers who have been trying to get an abortion? 

Does the fact that these two judges are women make them more sensitive to the plaintiffs’ claims in these cases? I don’t know, but I do know that 81 percent of President Trump’s judicial nominees are men (including the three whose nominations cratered during the past week.) Does the fact that neither judge is white make them more skeptical of “because we’re the executive branch and we say so” legal arguments? (Judge Chutkan was born in Jamaica, and Judge Beetlestone was born in Nigeria.) I don’t know that either, but I do know that a mere 2 percent of the Trump administration’s nominees are nonwhite women. His nominees are the least diverse in decades. (New York Times)

This argument may sound sexist, but radical abortion advocates do not care about gender when it comes to protecting abortion rights, LifeNews notes.

"Trump and his conservative nominees pose a threat to the abortion industry’s future," LifeNews contributor Micaiah Bilger writes. "And that’s what really is worrying Planned Parenthood."

Despite his breaking a record for appellate court confirmations in his first year, Trump has had to watch some of his nominees be subjected to religious litmus tests by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Having read some of judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett's former speeches, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was concerned by her pro-life language, as she shared during Barrett's confirmation hearing in September.

"The dogma lives loudly within you," Feinstein had the nerve to tell the nominee.

Barrett was confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court despite the Democrats' interrogation of her and her Catholic faith. Others followed. Omaha attorney Steve Grasz, nominated for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was also grilled about his faith and how he could judge objectively.

As each nominee in the hot seat has explained, they will follow the law, not their ideologies.

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