Anti-Abortion District Court Nominee Wendy Vitter Confirmed (1)

May 16, 2019, 4:40 PM; Updated: May 16, 2019, 6:42 PM

The U.S. Senate confirmed Wendy Vitter to a federal district court despite fierce opposition from Democrats over her past anti-abortion activism.

Vitter was confirmed Thursday to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by a vote of 52 to 45, filling a seat that’s been open since August 2016.

She attended a rally protesting Planned Parenthood in 2013, and said it was the “saddest of ironies that they,” referring to the group, “kill over 150,000 females a year” through abortion, because the “first step in promoting women’s health is to let them live.”

She received the “Proudly...

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