President Trump Has Put 169 Conservative Judges on Federal Courts: “Promises Made, Promises Kept”

Opinion   |   Melissa Clement   |   Dec 12, 2019   |   10:00PM   |   Washington, DC

Being proudly pro-life, we have all had our hearts broken countless times. Politician after politician pledges to protect the unborn. We work hard, we vote, and we elect them only to see those promises postponed until after the NEXT election.

In 2016, a lot of us voted for President Trump solely on the promise of pro-life judges, half expecting the usual bait and switch. I am happy to say we ARE NOT waiting until after the next election. Promises made have been kept and will continue!

Why do we care about judges?

Some 47 years ago, the Supreme Court created a right to abortion from whole cloth. With Roe v. Wade (and the accompanying Doe v Bolton), abortion was legalized and legitimized for all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason. Seven judges changed the course of history and, in the process, sentenced more than 60 million unborn Americans – so far – to death.

We have made progress in protecting the unborn in many states, but every positive law that protects the unborn and their mothers ends up in front of judges.

Elections matter. We need good, brave pro-life legislators AND we need strict constructionist judges that will not overturn pro-life legislation.

President Donald J. Trump has kept his pro-life promise of nominating solid judges. So far, 2 Supreme Court justices, 50 to the Courts of Appeals, and 117 to the District/Specialty Courts.

President Trump nominated former Nevada Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Backed by an impressive set of credentials – including a Harvard Law degree, editor of Harvard Law Review, and experience as solicitor general of two states within the 9th Circuit – Mr. VanDyke, nonetheless, faced a daunting backlash from every progressive, anti-life group and leftist senator.

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Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, fundamentally changing the makeup of the most liberal, most overturned, and most anti-life Appeals Court in the land. In fact, Nevada’s parental notification for minor girls seeking an abortion statute remains unenforced in our state due to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

VanDyke is a strict constructionist and will be an ally for life – born and unborn. He will provide a much-needed counterbalance to the extreme leftward, anti-life, anti-liberty stance of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

We congratulate Mr. VanDyke and look forward to his long service on the Court. Thank you President Trump for your promises kept.