Apparently former Attorney General Eric Holder’s radical support of abortion and determination to attack pro-lifers hasn’t gone unnoticed by pro-abortion groups. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be honoring Holder at their 2015 Gala in October for his “groundbreaking work defending the lives and rights of women worldwide.”
As LifeNews previously reported, in 2014, Holder stepped down from his position as Attorney General of the United States after spending years conspiring with President Obama on ways to target peaceful pro-lifers protesting at abortion facilities. In fact, one of his high profile cases, Holder v. Pine, was dropped after Holder tried to charge a pro-life counselor thousands of dollars and enforce a permanent injunction banning her from counseling women on a public sidewalk outside an abortion facility in Florida. The case was a huge failure for Holder and the Department of Justice agreed to pay $120,000 in legal fees for bringing the lawsuit forward.
Pro-life attorney Matt Barber said the following about Holder’s extreme abortion views and lawsuits against pro-life people: “He’s an extremist pro-abortion activist who shares his boss’s goal of ‘fundamentally transforming America’ to reflect both men’s secular-socialist self-image.” He added that the “Obama administration has been abusing our judicial system through a concerted political intimidation campaign via the federal courts. Obama has instructed the Justice Department to sue a number of pro-life counselors and volunteers for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance (FACE) Act.”
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In 2012, documents emerged showing that Holder’s wife co-owned an abortion facility in Georgia that happened to employee Tyrone Cecil Molloy, an abortionist responsible for killing a patient in an abortion and who has been accused of Medicaid fraud. Watchdog reporters found that Holder’s family transferred ownership of the building prior to President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 but the new deed had Holder’s wife and sister-in-law listed as trustees.
During his time as the country’s top attorney, Holder also failed to bring suit against abortionists and said he was unsure if the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act was being enforced. After videos were released showing that Planned Parenthood facilities in three states and the District of Columbia were assisting sex traffickers by arranging abortions for underage girls, Holder said the Obama administration would not prosecute anyone involved in the alleged crime. He said, “It is my understanding that the FBI actually has looked at that matter” and “prosecution was declined in that matter.”
In 2013, Holder said the following regarding the Born Alive Infant Protection Act: “I don’t know whether there was enforcement during the Bush administration or the Obama administration since the passage of the law in 2002. I just don’t know what the statistics are.”