Planned Parenthood posted a racist tweet Tuesday that criticizes a judicial nominee for being white.
Its target was Kyle Duncan, who President Donald Trump nominated for a seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Notably, Duncan, a lawyer from Louisiana, represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration tried to force the Christian business owners to cover drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health plans.
The Planned Parenthood has a lot of problems with the conservative lawyer, but it chose to pick on the color of his skin this week.
“Trump’s tendency to nominate more white judges is having a noticeable effect in the courts,” Planned Parenthood Action wrote on Twitter.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) February 20, 2018
The abortion chain linked to a USA Today article that slammed Trump for nominating so many white judges.
“President Trump’s search for deeply conservative federal judges appears to have eliminated most African Americans and Hispanics from the running,” the article claimed.
But Planned Parenthood’s real problems with Duncan are not his skin color or his gender – another aspect the abortion lobby likes to attack when the nominee is conservative. They also have attacked several highly qualified female nominees because they were conservative, while making claims that America needs more women leaders.
Their problem with Trump’s judicial nominees is their conservative, strict Constitutional views on the value of human life, religious freedom and other issues important to the pro-life movement.
As the lawyer for Hobby Lobby, Duncan allowed “bosses to decide whether their employees can access birth control,” Planned Parenthood wrongly accused.
Another of his faults is the support he has received from “extremist anti-reproductive heath groups.”
The abortion chain’s real concern is not about demographics but the power of the courts.
Abortion activists largely have failed to convince voters to support their radical abortion agenda. Voter-elected state legislators have passed a record number of pro-life laws in the past decade; however, it has become commonplace for the abortion industry to challenge them.
The abortion industry received a lot of help from pro-abortion President Barack Obama who appointed 327 judges during his two terms. Pro-life advocates hope Trump, who promised to be a pro-life president, will appoint pro-life judges who will uphold protections for unborn babies.
Last year, Trump nominated new Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move widely praised by pro-life advocates.