Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education ‘Unconstitutional’

By on July 23, 2013
Judicial nominees

The Senate will consider the nomination of Cornelia Pillard, a vocal abortion advocate who said abstinence education was unconstitutional for violating “reproductive justice,” to serve as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a hearing Wednesday.

“The equal protection critique of abstinence-only curricula is strengthened and rendered more amenable to judicial resolution by the fact that sex education classes are designed not only to expose students to ideas, but also to shape student behavior,” Pillard, a Georgetown University Law professor, wrote in a 2007 article titled “Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access and Work Family Policy” in a faculty publication.

“Obligatory education permeated with discriminatory content alone raises serious constitutional concerns,” the article continued. “But the conduct shaping purpose of sex education curricula makes them vulnerable to equal protection challenge even if communicating retrogressive sex roles in traditional academic classes might not be.”

Pillard’s 2007 assessment reflects both a radical ideology and disregard of basic factual information, said Valerie Huber, president of the National Abstinence Education Association, which is urging the Senate to reject the nomination.

“There are politically liberal nominees, but this is beyond that,” Huber told CNSNews.com. “She is so extreme that when I was reading this I had to remind myself this was a real person that actually believes the words I’m reading. She believes abstinence education should be a criminal activity.”

Pillard is one of three nominations President Barack Obama announced in a Rose Garden speech on June 4.

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  • Wilhelm Stobiecki

    USA is on a path to complete anarchy, not tomorrow yet but step by step and each day going closser to its end, end of success, morality, intelligence, power. just because no leader can stand for any life producing , truth preserving, way of living justice .

  • maryaha

    Pitiful! But what should we expect when those who are utterly Godless and bereft of even the least bit of common human decency are installed in positions of power in our country? Our government has become an overflowing sewer, and I have no doubt but that the stench of it has already reached up to heaven.