President Obama has asked the Senate to confirm a judicial nominee who tried to channel funds to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers and make a parental consent law even more extreme.
We've launched a public campaign to oppose the nomination of Georgia state appeals court judge Michael Boggs to the federal district court. Judges hold an incredible responsibility when they take the bench. Americans need to trust them to take an objective view of the law and not use their position to advance their personal agenda. Michael Boggs showed us his true personal agenda as a state lawmaker, and we can’t trust him with our rights.
We're disappointed that pro-choice President Obama nominated someone who doesn't share our pro-choice values. We agree with the president on a lot of things, but not this pick.
We're not the only ones who are disappointed. We lead a coalition of 27 progressive groups—including pro-choice, LGBTQ rights, and civil rights organizations—in signing a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition of Boggs' confirmation. More and more members of Congress are also voicing concern about Boggs, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
- Tell your senators to oppose Boggs' nomination
- Take it one step further: Call your senators
- See who's speaking out against Boggs
- Read our memo on Boggs' political campaign contributions and share it with your friends
- Read and share the op-ed by our president, Ilyse Hogue, about why Boggs is dangerous for women
- Watch our video below on why Boggs can't be trusted.
News & Updates
In a letter to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, we expressed disappointment in the senator's decision to support anti-choice judicial nominee Michael Boggs' and urged him to reconsider his position.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced that he opposes anti-choice judicial nominee Michael Boggs.
Sen. Charles Schumer became the tenth senator and the third member of the Judiciary Committee to confirm he will vote no on the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.
Now that six judicial nominees for federal judgeships in Georgia have been unanimously cleared by a Senate Judiciary Committee, President Obama should withdraw his nomination of anti-choice Michael Boggs.
Sen. Leahy announced that the Judiciary Committee would move forward on the confirmation process for Georgia judicial nominees with the notable exclusion of Michael Boggs.