Abortion Activists Oppose Adding Women to Senate Judiciary Committee Because They’re Pro-Life

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 3, 2019   |   11:23AM   |   Washington, DC

The pro-abortion group NARAL is attacking two women leaders who are slated to join one of the most powerful committees in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, of Tennessee, and Joni Ernst, of Iowa, are expected to become the first Republican women to serve on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Politico reports. The committee is in charge of considering judicial appointees, including U.S. Supreme Court nominees, as well as legislation.

NARAL quickly blasted the pro-life women, claiming they do not represent women’s best interests.

“They’re all anti-choice … but [Blackburn] has really crusaded on it and made it a significant part of her brand,” NARAL Vice President of Communications Adrienne Kimmell told the news outlet. “And now being on such a powerful committee allows for more of a microphone.”

Pro-abortion groups often call for more women leaders, but Kimmell said Blackburn and Ernst don’t count.

“Just because a woman serves in a particular role doesn’t mean that person exemplifies values that are going to be best for women and families in this country,” she argued.

Though NARAL claims to be a women’s rights group, its real agenda is abortion on demand. It attacks anyone who thinks unborn babies should not be killed in abortions. Blackburn and Ernst are among the strongest advocates for the unborn in politics today.

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Blackburn especially has established herself as a champion for the rights of unborn babies in Washington, D.C. An eight-term congresswoman now headed to the U.S. Senate, Blackburn has a 100-percent pro-life voting record and has sponsored a number of pro-life bills.

Most recently, she chaired the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, which investigated Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby body parts. Under her leadership, the panel found evidence that Planned Parenthood and other groups may have violated federal laws and recommended that 15 entities be potentially criminally prosecuted.

Ernst also has a 100-percent pro-life voting record. She has led a number of efforts to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood in the U.S. Senate.

Pro-life advocates praised Senate leaders for considering Ernst and Blackburn for the committee.

“Having a woman Republican senator would have really helped with the Kavanaugh hearing and some of the pushback we saw,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “It was really unfortunate that the hearing fell right into the narrative the other side was trying to paint, that pro-lifers are all men and are anti-woman, which is just not true.”

Marilyn Musgrave, the vice president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said with Ernst and Blackburn on the committee, abortion activists no longer will be able to use their misleading “anti-woman” talking point.

“It will take away the critics asking, ‘Where are the women?’” she said.

Senate leaders told Politico that the committee appointments are not final, but Ernst and Blackburn are on the roster for the committee in 2019.