Barack Obama Names Pro-Abortion ACLU Lawyer Chai Feldblum to EEOC Panel

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 5, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Barack Obama Names Pro-Abortion ACLU Lawyer Chai Feldblum to EEOC Panel

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 5
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — President Barack Obama is racking up another pro-abortion appointment and, this time, the appointee would serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Obama has selected pro-abortion lawyer and Georgetown University law professor Chai Feldblum for the EEOC.

If confirmed by the Senate, Feldblum would serve on the EEOC for five years and could decide cases that related to pressuring women employees to have abortions or pressuring pro-life advocates to allow abortions in insurance policies.

Feldblum isn’t known by most Americans, but she has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Human Rights Campaign Fund, another group that promotes abortion.

From 1986-1987, Feldblum clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, the notorious judge who handed down the Roe v. Wade decision that has allowed more than 51 million abortions.

Feldblum praised him to the New York Times as someone who had the “ability and desire to look behind the law and see the people is not the classic way to do law."

"He brings a sense of caring and compassion that will be missed," she said after his retirement.

“Once again, President Obama has demonstrated there is no one too radical to serve in his administration,” said Traditional Values Committee director Andrea Lafferty. “By picking Feldblum, he has signaled to his many fringe group fans on the Left that he will help them accomplish all of their goals."

The EEOC is a battleground of sorts on abortion and, just months ago, it ruled that a small Catholic college must provide coverage for contraception in its insurance plans for employees.

The EEOC ruled that Belmont Abbey College must provide the coverage, even though it violates Catholic teachings.

On the other end of the spectrum, the EEOC has also considered a case where the former news company of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is accused of fostering a climate of pregnancy discrimination.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against his company, Bloomberg News, in October 2007. The suit says Bloomberg condoned "systemic, top-down discrimination against female employees."

Three women who are high-level executives at Bloomberg brought the pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the mayor.

Tanys Lancaster, Janet Loures and Jill Patricot said they were subjected to unfair demotions and decreased compensation and were denied advancement after becoming pregnant.

In one complaint, Bloomberg allegedly told a leading saleswoman, "Kill it" when he found out she was pregnant.

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