Wendy Vitter has been confirmed to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by a 52-45 U.S. Senate vote. The Senate voted for her nomination despite objections from the Planned Parenthood abortion chain.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Vitter on a part-line vote last year.
Vitter, currently general counsel of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and wife of pro-life former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, holds a pro-life view on abortion. That has earned her opposition from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. But she did not back down from stating her pro-life views for the committee.
“Senator, out of respect for this committee, although I would normally say that my religious and personal views don’t have any bearing on this role, out of respect, I am pro-life, I’m going to say that,” Vitter said at her nomination hearing.
But Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups are lobbying aggressively against Vitter, claiming she would be “disastrous” for the future of legalized abortion.
“Wendy Vitter may just be Trump’s worst judicial nominee so far — and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that’s really saying something,” Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens wrote in a letter to supporters. “Unless we stop her confirmation, she could enforce her extreme, anti-abortion views as law, endangering our health and rights and putting lives at risk.”
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Though bad news for Planned Parenthood, Vitter’s nomination provides hope for pro-life advocates and, most importantly, unborn babies and mothers.
For years, Vitter has been leading efforts to protect unborn babies and moms from abortion; she even received an award from Louisiana Right to Life for her outstanding service.
She has presented workshops about abortion risks (“fake science,” according to Planned Parenthood, because apparently there are no abortion risks), supported abortion clinic regulations, protested the construction of a giant new abortion facility, attended the March for Life with her family and more.
“Her abhorrent views on reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood have no place on the bench,” Laguens continued. “She’s spoken at anti-abortion rallies, led anti-abortion panels, and represented organizations that have tried to undermine access to basic health care services.” In a clever manipulation trick, Planned Parenthood now refers to abortion as a basic health care service.
Laguens trashed Vitter as an “outrageously inappropriate choice” for judge because she thinks unborn babies deserve a right to life.