Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is unhappy about the choices Trump is making for judges. She has found allies at the New York Times as well. Apparently, too many of the judges are men.
Planned Parenthood Targets Trump’s Judicial Nominees for Being Male
Planned Parenthood does not approve of President Trump’s judicial nominees because, well, they’re majority male. The organization’s president Cecile Richards posted an opinion piece on her Facebook page written by Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times. Greenhouse begins the op-ed by blasting the Trump White House for waging a “war on abortion,” and evolves to her remarking on the administration’s “war on birth control.”
The lack of diversity among Trump nominees may explain why the administration has been hostile to the two illegal immigrant teenagers who have been trying to get an abortion?
Does the fact that these two judges are women make them more sensitive to the plaintiffs’ claims in these cases? I don’t know, but I do know that 81 percent of President Trump’s judicial nominees are men (including the three whose nominations cratered during the past week.) Does the fact that neither judge is white make them more skeptical of “because we’re the executive branch and we say so” legal arguments? (Judge Chutkan was born in Jamaica, and Judge Beetlestone was born in Nigeria.) I don’t know that either, but I do know that a mere 2 percent of the Trump administration’s nominees are nonwhite women.
That is such a dumb argument. This is nothing more than sour grapes.