Call on the state of Nebraska to investigate the judge who put his personal politics ahead of the welfare of the young woman he was supposed to be serving.

Petition to Nebraska Commission on Judicial Qualifications

Please investigate whether Judge Peter Bataillon has ruled impartially on abortion-related matters or if he's brought the prejudice of his years of anti-abortion activism with him to the bench.

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A 16-year-old woman living in foster care in Nebraska was forced to go before an anti-choice judge to get permission for a legal abortion — and was denied.

Judge Peter Bataillon — who has a long history of anti-choice activism such as helping Operation Rescue protesters beat criminal charges and running a Right to Life group in Omaha — asked Emily* if she knew that "when you have the abortion it's going to kill the child inside you." Then he ruled against her on the grounds of insufficient maturity.

It was clear from the moment that Emily pled her case that Judge Bataillon had no intention of giving her a fair trial. We've filed a petition demanding a state investigation into whether he has ruled impartially on this and other abortion-related cases. Will you join us?

If you agree that Judge Bataillon sounds like he's still reliving his days of defending Operation Rescue activists against stalking charges or can't forget the time he spent as president of his local Right To Life organization, sign the petition now demanding a review of his qualifications for office.

* Not her real name