Pro-choice groups are also angered at the nomination because of Boggs’ position on abortion. The legislation he sponsored while in the Georgia State Senate would have required parents to attend while their teenaged daughters underwent abortions. He also supports the legislation to define a child as “born and unborn.”
A total of 27 different groups are urging Senators to turn Boggs’ nomination back. White House aides argue that his record on the bench is what is most important, but that doesn’t convince groups that are dead-set against him winning a seat as a federal judge.
“Michael Boggs’ proven track record is that he’s not a man who would be able to separate his rulings from his deeply held personal biases,” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America told Politico.