Dawn Johnsen, law professor at Indiana University is president Obama’s nominee for head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).
National Review explains just what the OLC is and it’s importance.
OLC, a critically important agency, is the administration’s lawyers’ lawyer. Staffed by graduates of top law schools who are then polished by elite judicial clerkships, it authoritatively interprets the law for the attorney general and, in doing so, drives administration legal policy. OLC’s credibility is derived from its reputation for apolitical, academic discipline — its commitment to informing policymakers of what the law is, rather than what staffers believe the law should be.
NR further provides their basic opinion of nominee Johnsen.
Johnsen is, for that reason, a poor fit: She is an ideologue, and an unabashed one.
In a brief filed by Johnsen as legal director for NARAL in Missouri case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services this Obama nominee made the following comparison between slavery and abortion.
Any restriction that makes abortion less accessible is, in her view, tantamount to “involuntary servitude” because it “requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state’s asserted interest [in the life of the unborn].” In effect, a woman “is constantly aware for nine months that her body is not her own: the state has conscripted her body for its own ends.” Such “forced pregnancy,” she contends, violates the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibits slavery.
Can we all recall Barack Obama pre-election?
Obama co-sponsored FOCA
Obama criticized the Supreme Court in 2007 for their decision in the Gonzales vs Carhart case in which the Partial Birth Abortion Ban was upheld.
Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy which prohibited NGO’s that received family planning monies from the U.S. Agency for International Development from providing or promoting abortions.
On and on the list goes which demonstrates that Barack Obama is an unapologetically pro-abortion; his nominee for OLC points to the fact that he is in fact radically pro-abortion and intends to remove as many abortion restrictions as possible.
This man wants to close Gitmo and worries about known terrorists possibly being tortured, yet could give a damn about a child in the womb.
Much of your ideology makes me sick Mr. Obama, but your radical stance on abortion is absolutely disgusting.