This coming Monday, March 21, the U.S. Senate Judiciary will begin hearings on President Biden’s nominee to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Biden has tapped the radical pro-abortion Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
Students for Life, a national pro-life advocacy group in D.C., said Jackson’s fate will hinge on the votes of a handful of Republican senators: Lisa Murkowski, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins.
Last year, all three senators voted to confirm Jackson to her current post as a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Students for Life has launched a petition urging Senators, including the 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, to reject Jackson’s nomination.
The petition notes that Jackson has “an extreme record on abortion including clerking for Justice Breyer during the Stenberg v. Carhart case which struck down a partial birth abortion ban.” It adds that, as a lawyer in Massachusetts, Brown Jackson attempted to create a “buffer zone” around abortion facilities with the intent of barring pro-lifers from offering assistance to women facing crisis pregnancies.
Students for Life adds that Jackson also helped strike down a New Mexico school’s policy allowing student-initiated prayer.
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Pro-life groups, however, have begun contacting Republican Senators to ensure they reject Jackson’s nomination, Students for Life reported.
“In fact, The Hill reported Senator Graham, one of the key swing votes on the Judiciary Committee, ‘is signaling he’s leaning toward voting, no,’” the group stated. “And another national news headline said that Senator Murkowski is now ‘conflicted’ on voting for President Biden’s extremist nominee.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee is evenly divided with 11 Republicans and 11 Democrats. In order to pass out of the Judiciary, at least one Republican will have to join the Democrats. Likewise, the full U.S. Senate is evenly divided 50-50, which means Jackson’s fate could hinge on a handful of votes.
— Click here to send a message to the 11 members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
— Click here to contact Sen. Lisa Murkowski.