December 21st, 2010
Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com
Democrats have officially given up on seeking votes for four pro-abortion judicial nominees President Barack Obama put forward for lower court positions.
In exchange, they received an agreement from Republicans to allow votes on more than 19 noncontroversial nominees that have not earned opposition from pro-life groups.
Included the four is the highest nominee, Goodwin Liu, a law school dean at University of California Berkeley nominated for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco but whose liberal and pro-abortion views left him with strong Republican opposition.
In addition to Liu, district court nominees Edward Chen, Louis Butler and John McConnell will not receive votes. Liu, Chen and Butler are judicial activists who are supportive of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision responsible for 52 million abortions. Obama nominated Edward Chen for the Northern District of California and Louis Butler for the Western District of Wisconsin.