Black Pastors Urge Senate to Confirm Pro-Life Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 10, 2017   |   11:10AM   |   Washington, DC

A coalition of black pastors is urging the US Senate to confirm pro-life Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next Attorney General.

Sessions is strongly pro-life and has a long history of voting against abortion and abortion funding. Unfortunately, as is often the case when there is little reason to oppose the nomination of a conservative pro-life advocate, Sessions faces bogus charges of racism.

Today, a coalition of pro-life black pastors is urging the Senate to approve Sessions’ nomination.

At a news conference on Capitol Hill, black pastors from Alabama and several other states spoke out in a show of support for Sessions. The news conference was a coalition effort between the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall, organizations that are urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Sen. Sessions as the next United States Attorney General.

Rev. Dean Nelson, Director of African-American Outreach for Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall, expressed his support for Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General:

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“Americans are living in a toxic climate where the serious charge of racism is carelessly leveled against anyone with whom the left disagrees. We are here today to make it perfectly clear that this attack against Senator Jeff Sessions is baseless, and that he is more than qualified to be our next Attorney General,” he said.

“Senator Sessions has consistently demonstrated respect and care for people of all races while serving his home state of Alabama. He has in fact worked relentlessly on the side of desegregation and justice. His reputation as a formidable champion for the rule of law has benefited all the citizens he served,” Nelson added. ” Senator Sessions worked courageously to punish whites who victimized blacks to the fullest extent of the law and to reward courageous blacks for their contributions to our country.”

“The American people have made it clear that they are deeply frustrated with the petty partisan bickering that has so long characterized our nation’s capital. They want our government to function according to our Constitution, which means the President Elect should be allowed to appoint the qualified individuals of his choice to his cabinet,” Nelson concluded.

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.”