Action Alert

Tell your senators to oppose anti-reproductive rights judicial nominee Sarah Pitlyk

Photo: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted to advance a patently unqualified, ideologically extreme Trump nominee for the federal bench to the full Senate for a vote. The Senate will vote on Sarah Pitlyk on Monday, Nov. 4, and your legislators need to hear your voice in opposition to her confirmation.

Pitlyk has no trial experience, which is why the American Bar Association rates her as “unqualified” to be a judge. She is the fifth Trump administration nominee to receive this “unqualified” rating — the lowest rating a nominee can receive and virtually unheard of in other presidents’ judicial nominees.

Pitlyk is professionally unqualified for the role, but is ideologically aligned with the Trump’s administration’s Christian Nationalist agenda. Pitlyk has spent much of her legal career working to restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortions. She has equated hormonal contraceptives to abortion in an amicus brief arguing Hobby Lobby’s right to deny basic health care based on religious beliefs in defiance of the Affordable Care Act and has defended six-week abortion bans as well as other draconian views on reproductive care.

Pitlyk has spent the last two years working at the Thomas More Society, a law firm dedicated to fighting for causes of the Religious Right, especially anti-choice cases motivated by Catholic religious dogma. Trump is willing to sacrifice the quality of the judiciary to ensure that judges are opponents of women’s health care.

Next Monday, Nov. 4, the Senate will decide whether Pitlyk should be awarded a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. Please use our automated system to contact both of your U.S. senators and ask them to oppose Pitlyk’s confirmation.

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