The Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Trump’s nomination of Wendy Vitter for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The committee approved Vitter in an 11-10 party-line vote. She has pro-life views, and Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups are livid.
Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens said,
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. 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.
She is very pro-life, so that’s a fact, and has received the Proudly Pro-Life Award from the New Orleans Right to Life Educational Foundation.
Wendy Vitter wants to protect unborn babies from being murdered, and give them a chance at life. That is not endangering life, that’s saving it. NARAL Pro-Choice America, the radical pro-abortion group, is up in arms over Vitter as well, claiming she has spent her career spreading anti-choice misinformation, fueling the myth that abortion is dangerous. This, of course, is not a myth, because not only does abortion provide a risk to the mom, it is always 100% fatal to the baby. NARAL had doubled down on calls to the Senate to reject her, claiming she is unfit for that role.
Who is Wendy Vitter
- Attended Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1982
- Worked as a substitute teacher and Exercise Instructor for a few months before joining Tulane University Law School, graduating with a J.D. in 1986
- Joined the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney.
- Became the Chief of Trials in 1990
- Joined Abbott & Meeks as an associate in 1992
- She left Abbott & Meeks in 1993 and stayed out of the workforce for the next 19 years
- In 2012, Vitter rejoined legal practice as a Project Director at The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
- In 2013, she became General Counsel to the Archdiocese
Democratic Mayor, Mitch Landrieu supports her:
I trust that Wendy will uphold the law in a fair and honest manner and would be an asset to the Federal bench of the Eastern District of Louisiana
President Trump promised to appoint pro-life judges who will uphold protections for unborn babies. Wendy Vitter will do just that.