Though impeachment is the talk of the day, there are good things happening quietly in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate that will help ensure the future of basic human rights in America.
On Wednesday, and through the remainder of the week, the Senate is slated to confirm 13 more conservative judicial nominees chosen by President Donald Trump for federal district court positions, according to Slate. A number of the judges have close ties to pro-life organizations.
They include Matthew Walden McFarland, a former member of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, and the pro-life organization Scioto County Right to Life, according to the report. He currently serves as a state judge in Ohio.
Fellow nominee Anuraag Hari Singhal, a Florida state judge, is a member of the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal organization, and the Federalist Society, the report states. Singhal also has supported Republican lawmakers in the past.
The Senate confirmed McFarland by a 56-38 vote, primarily along party lines, Wednesday. Senators voted to cut off debate, or invoke cloture, on the Singhal nomination as well.
Another nominee, Daniel Mack Traynor, of North Dakota, served as a member of the Thomas More Society and the Christian Legal Society, the report continues. He also is involved in the Federalist Society and his state Republican Party.
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Nominees Mary Kay Vyskocil, of New York, and Karen Marston, of Pennsylvania, have both been members of the Federalist Society as well.
If the Senate confirms them, as expected, Trump will have appointed 133 conservative judges to federal courts during his time as president, according to Slate.
Pro-life leaders have praised the president for consistently nominating strong judges to federal courts. They include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as newly confirmed U.S. District Judge Sarah Pitlyk, a strong human rights advocate and defender of religious freedom.
For decades, abortion activists have relied on liberal judges to keep abortion on demand legal and unrestricted. But the Trump administration is ushering in change that could see human rights restored to unborn babies and religious freedoms for pro-life individuals protected.
Since 1973, 61 million unborn babies have been aborted in America because of Roe v. Wade. The decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.