December 18, 2019

U.S. Senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth Criticizes New Pro-Life Federal Judge to Raise Money to Defeat Senate Republicans

Sen. Tammy Duckworth
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Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth recently condemned Republican senators for confirming Sarah Pitlyk for a lifetime federal judgeship and used her criticism as a platform to fundraise against senate republicans running for election in 2020.
"Trump’s appointment and Brett Kavanaugh’s former clerk, Sarah Pitlyk, vilified women who have the audacity to want to become mothers with the help of IVF. She’s accused moms and dads who use surrogates of having “grave effects on society.” And still, Senate Republicans confirmed her to a lifetime appointment. 
Pitlyk’s confirmation should remind all of us that if Democrats don’t take back the Senate next year, Republicans could confirm countless more unfit judges like her. 
We can’t let that happen."
The "grave effects" Sen. Duckworth took out of context in her speech were not a reference to parents who could not have children otherwise, but rather a reference to the culture in vitro fertilization creates: one that monetizes the womb, creates excess embryos, and encourages sex selection and eugenics.

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