February 5, 2009

Obama's Justice Department Nominees Against Family Values

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 07:52
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SUMMARY by CitizenLink editor, Jennifer Mesko:

Appointees represent 'everything the pro-family movement has fought against.'

President Barack Obama claims he wants a "post-partisan" administration, but his actions are drowning out his words.

Three of his Justice Department nominees have horrific records on pro-family issues.

"The one thing Barack Obama's nominees to the Department of Justice seem to have in common is a disrespect for human life," said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America.

David Ogden, nominated to serve as deputy attorney general, has built a profitable career opposing the laws he now would be expected to enforce --- including obscenity laws.

Thomas Perrelli, Obama's nominee to serve as associate attorney general, represented Terri Schiavo's husband as he fought to have food and water withheld from his disabled wife.

And Dawn Johnsen, who also hopes to serve as assistant attorney general, is the former legal director for NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Patrick Trueman, former chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department, said the three nominations spell trouble for the pro-family movement.

"Appointments to the Department of Justice, more than to any other department, reflect a president's moral agenda," he told CitizenLink. "You can see from a president's appointment to high positions in the Department of Justice where they stand.

"Obama is appointing people to run the Department of Justice, to interpret the laws of our nation, to carry out the laws of our nation, who will fight fiercely against the pro-family movement."

Ogden, who is set to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, opposes common-sense restrictions on abortion, including parental-notification laws.

He also opposes restrictions on pornography and believes adults have a constitutional right to view pornography at public libraries. Ogden has represented Playboy in court.

"He's everything the pro-family movement has fought against," Trueman said, "yet as deputy attorney general, he will be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Department of Justice."

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