Democrats Trash Pro-Life Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions: “He Opposes the Rights of Women”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 5, 2017   |   10:30AM   |   Washington, DC

Because pro-life Senator Jeff Sessions opposes abortion, Democrats who are trashing his nomination for attorney general are making the crazy claim that somehow he opposes the rights of women.

Democrats in the US Senate who are opposing his nomination are turning to sexist attacks against the pro-life senator in an attempt to stop his nomination. As Tony Perkins, president of the family research Council, writes:

If Donald Trump’s cabinet picks are unpopular with liberals, they must be doing something right! That’s certainly the case with U.S. Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The longtime leader, who has a stellar record as both a senator and state attorney general, is the first of many targets for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s party (D-N.Y.).

Dredging up tired soundbites and manufactured controversies, the Left hopes to mire Sessions in a messy and unnecessary confirmation fight. Why? Because they understand what the president-elect does: Jeff Sessions will respect the Constitution, restore credibility to a Justice Department bogged down by Obama-era corruption, and return a sense of order to a nation that has been ruled by lawlessness.

For the last few weeks, the Left has been gearing up to make Sessions’s hearings as painful as possible, even going so far as to recruit liberal law professors to oppose the Alabama senator for, among other things, his “repeated opposition to legislative efforts to promote the rights of women and members of the LGBTQ community.”

If Sessions’ nomination is approved, the United States will have the first pro-life attorney general since President George W Bush.

Under pro-abortion President Barack Obama, pro-abortion Attorneys General have labeled pro-life advocates terrorists, went after pro-life people who peacefully protest outside abortion clinics, and refused to properly investigate and prosecute the Planned Parenthood abortion business for engaging in the sales of aborted baby body parts.

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Senator sessions has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee and has consistently voted for pro-life legislation and in opposition to taxpayer funding of abortions. He also voted to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company and opposes the Roe v.Wade — the Supreme Court ruling that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.

“I firmly believe that Roe v. Wade and its descendants represent one of the worse, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time.  It was an activist decision…it was a Court that decided to politically impose their will.”

“Good law should prevail,” the Senator noted.  “Our policies in this country as a nation should focus on life, should focus on decency, and focus on love for even the least of these.”

Previously, Sessions pleased pro-life advocates when he came out in opposition to the nomination of proportion Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

Sessions said at the time that he he can’t vote for Sotomayor and cited her penchant for judicial activism. Sessions says he doesn’t think she will be able to get away from it should she become a member of the high court.

“I don’t believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism. She has evoked its mantra too often,” he concluded.

Sessions led the filibuster of Obama’s first pro-abortion judge, David Hamilton and said Hamilton should be opposed in part because of his pro-abortion views.

Sessions noted how Hamilton kept an informed consent measure from being enforced in Indiana, thereby prohibiting women from getting information about abortion’s risks and alternatives so they can find positive alternatives.

“And for seven years, through a series of rulings, Hamilton kept it form being enforced. This case is a blatant example of allowing personal views to frustrate the will of the people and the popularly elected representatives of the government of Indiana,” Sessions said. “This appeared to me to be obstructionism.”

Sessions was named an honorary chair of Americans United for Life’s 40th anniversary gala and said, “It is well and good to celebrate forty years of faithful service to the highest and best ideals of the American Nation.”