Joe Biden made a pledge to only nominate Supreme Court justices who are completely and totally pro-abortion. With his nomination of Ketanji brown Jackson, Biden definitely made good on his promise.
As LifeNews has reported, Jackson doesn’t have a long judicial record when it comes to abortion — which underscores her inexperience. But where she has ruled, it hasn’t been good for the pro-life cause. For example, she ruled against President Donald Trump in his effort to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Meanwhile, Jackson represented pro-abortion groups in an effort to shut down pro-life free speech. Jackson signed an amicus brief in 2001 supporting a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone hindering peaceful pro-life sidewalk counselors from reaching out to women outside abortion facilities or praying in front of them for babies to be spared.
Jackson filed the brief for NARAL, a radical pro-abortion group that endorses abortions up to birth and paid for at taxpayer expense. So it’s absolutely no surprise that NARAL has endorsed her nomination.
“We are thrilled with President Biden’s decision to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court,” NARAL president Mini Timmaraju said.
Timmaraju added: “This is a phenomenal and overdue milestone. Judge Jackson is both an eminently qualified jurist and someone who understands the disproportionate impact of our laws and justice system on communities of color. Judge Jackson also has a demonstrated record of defending and upholding our constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms — including reproductive freedom.”
If Jackson is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will undoubtedly follow the pro-abortion path of Justice Stephen Breyer, whom she would be replacing. She would be a solid vote to uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand, she would rule against pro-life legislation protecting babies from abortion and she would oppose efforts to defund America’s biggest abortion business.
In 2017, the Trump administration announced plans to cut millions of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood through the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times last year that there is very little evidence that the program was successful. The cuts amounted to about $200 million in grants to the abortion chain and other participants.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in the United States, aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. The abortion chain also teaches sex education in public schools across the country, and promotes risky sexual behavior to vulnerable young teens at its clinics.
Democrats and abortion activists were upset by the cuts and eventually sued. Jackson sided with them. As a district court judge, Jackson ruled in 2018 against the Trump administration’s defunding of the abortion giant.
Jackson’s efforts to stop pro-life free speech are also particularly concerning. Here’s more from SCOTUS Blog:
When her [Supreme Court] clerkship ended, Jackson became an associate in the Boston office of a large law firm, Goodwin Procter. In 2001, in McGuire v. Reilly, she was one of the lawyers on a “friend of the court” brief supporting a Massachusetts law that created a floating “buffer zone” around pedestrians and cars approaching abortion clinics. Jackson’s clients included the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters, the Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Pro-abortion groups spend huge amounts of money lobbying lawmakers to pass buffer zones, which make it harder for pro-lifers to offer the help that so many mothers are desperately seeking for themselves and their babies.
Not only do buffer zones violate pro-life advocates’ freedom of speech, they also hurt mothers and babies. Outside abortion facilities across the world, pro-lifers pray and offer information and resources to help mothers choose life for their babies. Often, they provide information that abortion facilities do not, such as facts about fetal development and pregnancy/parenting resources in the community. Many also pray for those victimized by the abortion industry and offer counseling and other support to post-abortive mothers.
Biden described Jackson, currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as an “exceptionally qualified” judge with an “unimpeachable character.”
But those words come from the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history, one who wants to end bans on taxpayer funding for abortions and force states to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions all across the U.S.
The White House praised Jackson for being “committed to equal justice under the law,” but Biden would not have chosen her unless she shares his opposition to equal justice for unborn babies.
Pro-life and conservative leaders are confident that Jackson will be a progressive judicial activist on the court, if the U.S. Senate confirms her.
“In nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden is selecting a judicial activist for the Supreme Court,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute. “Her record from the beginning of her career shows hostility to religious liberty, free speech, and other constitutional rights. The American people do not want a liberal extremist on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson’s judicial activism will place the constitutional rights of all Americans in jeopardy.”
This includes pro-life advocates’ free speech rights and unborn babies’ right to life, said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“Ketanji Brown Jackson is backed by many of America’s most radical pro-abortion groups,” Dannenfelser said. “She is on record opposing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates pleading to save lives outside abortion centers and supporting the false claim that abortion is ‘health care.’ We have no doubt she will work with the most pro-abortion administration in history to enshrine abortion on demand nationwide in the law.”
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, said Americans need a justice who will rule fairly and not impose a radical pro-abortion agenda on the nation.
“The American people deserve a Supreme Court justice who will interpret the Constitution according to its actual text and history rather than one who would trample the Constitution to promote the radical pro-abortion agenda of the Democratic party and Biden administration,” Tobias said.