This Trump Lawyer Has Worked With Anti-Choice Radicals for Decades
Last week, Jay Sekulow and the lawyers with the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), an anti-choice legal group founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of anti-choice radical Troy Newman. The case asks the Court to review Newman’s case after the Ninth Circuit Court ruled against him, issuing a preliminary injunction forbidding him and the discredited Center for Medical Progress (CMP)—an anti-choice group he formerly served as a board member for—from publishing certain recordings.
CMP, of course, is the same group whose deceptively edited videos have been at the heart of Republicans’ campaign to defund Planned Parenthood, despite numerous state and federal investigations having turned up no evidence of wrongdoing on behalf of the health-care provider. In the aftermath of the video releases, clinics across the country saw an uptick in violence.
As Rewire reported, the anti-choice front group masquerading as so-called citizen journalists already has ties to the White House. Longtime abortion opponent and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway previously consulted on those same videos for CMP, her financial disclosure forms revealed in April, and Newman himself met with and endorsed Trump in the 2016 presidential election.