“I firmly believe that Roe v. Wade and its descendants represent one of the worst, colossally erroneously Supreme Court decisions of all time. It was an activist decision…it was a Court that decided to politically impose their will,” was the prior statement of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R). When asked by the pro-abortion Democrat senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, whether that was still his view, Sen. Sessions quickly replied, “It is. …It violated the Constitution, and really attempted to set policy and not follow law.”
The Senator continued: “Good law should prevail. Our policies in this country as a nation should focus on life, should focus on decency, and focus on love for even the least of these.”
“For eight years the Obama Justice Department, blinded by their pro-abortion bias, has failed to investigate the negligence and abuse endemic to the abortion industry,” stated Marjorie Dannefelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List. “No more. As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions will hold the corrupt abortion industry accountable, protect conscience rights, and defend laws that save lives.”
As a Republican senator from Alabama, Sessions has a true pro-life track record:
►He voted 100% pro-life as a U.S. senator.
►He voted to defund Planned Parenthood.
►He opposed the nomination of the pro-abortion Sonia Sotomayor, stating, “I don’t believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism. She has evoked its mantra too often.” Justice Sotomayor has proven him to be correct.
►He also filibustered President Obama’s first pro-abortion judge, David Hamilton, who kept the informed consent Indiana statute from going into effect, and thereby denying women the necessary information to make an “informed consent.” “And for seven years, through a series of rulings, Hamilton kept it from being enforced. This case is a blatant example of allowing personal views to frustrate the will of the people and the popularly elected representatives of the government of Indiana. This appeared to me to be obstructionism,” stated Sessions.
►Sessions joined other senators in a letter to the Obama administration’s Attorney General Loretta
Lynch, asking the Department of Justice to investigate Planned Parenthood’s trafficking aborted babies’ body parts, which as predicted, failed to do so.
When Sen. Feinstein asked about the rights of homosexuals, Sessions responded, “I will ensure that the statutes protecting their civil rights and their safety are fully enforced.”
However, Sen. Sessions did co-sponsor the Federal Marriage Act, seeking an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. As to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, by which the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon itself the right to define what a marriage is, legalizing so-called “same-sex marriages,” Sessions remarked that it was “beyond what I consider to be the realm of reality.”
Sessions also stated that he opposed including in so-called hate crime legislation speech against homosexuality, and that he would oppose attempts to teach school children about “safe sex” practices under the disguise of preventing HIV infection.
In another remark at the confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee, Sen. Sessions stated that he would bring back obscenity persecution under the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department, which was active prior to President Obama taking office.
Sen. Sessions was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 8, 2017, with a vote of 52 to 47. As one would expect, all but one of the pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, detached from reality, “hate Trump,” “tolerant” Democrat senators opposed his nomination and voted against him.