Would a President Trump Appoint His Pro Abortion Judge Sister to SCOTUS?

Would a President Trump Appoint His Pro Abortion Judge Sister to SCOTUS?

Would a President Trump Appoint His Pro Abortion Judge Sister to SCOTUS?

If Donald Trump’s supporters are convinced that he is a champion of the unborn, they may want to think again.

On Wednesday, in a lengthy interview for Bloomberg News, Mark Halperin and John Heilermann queried Trump about whom he would like to see on the Supreme Court.

Trump replied that his sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice, although “we would have to rule that out now, at least.”

So who is Donald Trump’s judge sister?

Her name is Maryanne Trump Barry, and she is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was first nominated by President Reagan in 1983 as a Federal District Judge, and then in 1999 was appointed by President Clinton to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Donald Trump with his sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.

She is also a pro-abortion judge who wrote a judicial decision in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial birth abortion.

Writer Ramesh Ponnuru had researched Judge Trump Barry in his 2006 book The Party of Death, noting that she had then called a New Jersey law against the practice “a desperate attempt” to undermine Roe v. Wade. She wrote the NJ law was “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing, and an obvious attempt to inflame public opinion instead of logic or medical evidence.”

Eventually the Supreme Court ruled that states could outlaw partial birth abortion, but only by a 5-4 vote.

Trump’s assertion that his pro-abortion sister would make a “phenomenal” SCOTUS judge did not go unnoticed in various pro life corners. LiveAction News remarked on the Trump statement adding that he has sent ‘mixed messages’ on his abortion positions, adding that he “has also expressed willingness to risk a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood, but he has wavered on that pledge, suggesting the abortion giant still deserves taxpayer dollars for performing other health services.”

Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women Political Action Committee, issued this statement:

“Donald Trump’s statement that his pro-partial-birth abortion sister, federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, would make a ‘phenomenal’ Supreme Court Justice is alarming and disturbing. While we all love our families, a president makes Supreme Court nominations that affect us all. Past presidents have erred in their appointments. That Mr. Trump can so easily offer effusive praise of a judge who is in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion – simply based on the fact that the judge is his sibling – calls into question not just his readiness to be the nominee for the party that fights for the unborn, but his overall fitness for the most important job in the world.”

So how pro life is Donald Trump? Is he just throwing a sop to evangelicals and social conservatives? Or is he that unaware of his sister’s very prominent pro abortion writings? A positive answer to either question raises more concerns about Donald Trump’s conservative bona fides.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Ron Lindsey says:

    The question is how will Trump treat the unborn?
    Anything else is murder of the unborn!

  • Goldenfoxx says:

    I’m not sure how she can be a Republican and be for abortion.

  • Al says:

    Hopefully Trump will realize the conflict of interest it would represent if he ever considered appointing his sister to a Supreme Justice position. If he ever failed to I have no doubt millions would point it out to him.

    NO candidate is perfect, but he’s the best of the bunch that’s running.

  • MicahStone says:

    “Would a President Trump Appoint His Pro Abortion Judge Sister to The Supreme Court? ”

    —Would Cruz appoint his GOLDMAN-SACHS employee wife to run the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (i.e., wolf in charge of the hen-house!!!!) ?

    • Kim Quade says:

      Heidi Cruz is not working for Goldman-Sachs at this time; she is on unpaid leave.
      Maryanne Trump Barry, to the best of our knowledge, is still radically pro-abortion.
      Last time I checked, Goldman-Sachs didn’t advocate for the slaughter of unborn children.

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