Obama Nomination of Six For Appeals Court Shows Abortion Extremism

Opinion   |   Bradley Mattes   |   Mar 18, 2011   |   6:17PM   |   Washington, DC

Demonstrating allegiance to the pro-abortion agenda, Stephen Six successfully captured the attention of President Obama and recently received a judicial nomination to the Federal Appeals Court.

That’s bad news for America and here’s why: Mr. Six is notorious for using political powers to protect the abortion industry. As Kansas Attorney General, he personally thwarted the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by Planned Parenthood.

The state’s abortion centers knowingly took advantage of more than 160 minors, covering for rapists and turning a profit off of pain. In addition, Planned Parenthood blatantly conducted at least 39 illegal late-term abortions. A shocking trail of evidence resulted in the nation’s first and only criminal case filed against the abortion giant. But the case — deemed legitimate by every judge who has reviewed it — is stuck. And Stephen Six is responsible.

Handpicked to fill a vacancy by the wildly pro-abortion Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Stephen Six got right to work. Among his accomplishments: botching a strong criminal case against notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller, blocking the release of documents and evidence in the Planned Parenthood case, and pushing for a gag order to silence vital testimony.

Phill Kline, the former Kansas Attorney General who filed the case against Planned Parenthood, is now a colleague here at Life Issues Institute. I encourage you to read Phill’s summary of the troubling turn of events.

So what does Stephen Six — a man who’s never held elective office — get for all these loyal deeds? Another appointment. President Obama is nominating Stephen Six to serve as a federal judge, one of the most respected positions in the legal arena. You and I must stand against this. Stephen Six used the power of his office to obstruct a legitimate investigation for the sake of a political agenda and personal gain, proving himself unqualified to handle matters of justice. As Phill puts it, “Such action is not proper as an Attorney General and is scandalous for a federal appointee.”

Please take action. Contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who will soon be reviewing this nomination. Insist they vote “no” on Stephen Six’s promotion and, in so doing, stand for integrity in America’s justice system.

LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 35 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience.