10 Reasons to #StopBoggs as told by Star Wars
It's hard to believe: anti-choice, anti-civil rights, anti-LGBT judicial nominee, Michael Boggs, could get a vote in committee at any time for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench.
When you think about what makes a good judge, a few qualities probably come to mind: fair, unbiased, and committed to protecting the rights of all Americans. That's why judicial nominee Michael Boggs is the wrong man for the job. In honor of the much-buzzed about upcoming film, check out 10 reasons why we must #StopBoggs as told by Star Wars:
For 1) Michael Boggs voted to endanger abortion providers by putting detailed information about them on the Internet, including how often they provided abortion services.
2) Boggs said that when he took this vote, he had no idea that this measure could've put the health and lives of women and abortion providers at risk. That's pretty hard to believe. Just before he voted, lawmakers had a heated discussion about this very topic.
3) Boggs cosponsored a bill to create "Choose Life" license plates to funnel state funds - aka taxpayer dollars - to "crisis pregnancy centers" that lie to and shame women out of choosing abortion.
4) Boggs also pushed to make parental consent laws more extreme.
Not only does Boggs have a clear record of undermining and restricting a woman's right to choose, he also voted to suppress LGBT rights:
5) Michael Boggs voted for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality in his home state of Georgia.
6) He called his vote against LGBT rights a matter of "common sense."
7) Even the Boy Scouts weren't safe from Boggs' prejudice - he pledged to oppose Boy Scout leaders who also happen to be gay.
But Boggs isn't just politically opposed to women's reproductive freedom and equality for LGBT people.
8) Boggs voted to keep the confederate symbol, a symbol of racial oppression, on Georgia's state flag.
This guy is bad news all around. Boggs' disturbing record regarding civil rights and reproductive freedom isn't the end of it. You should also take this serious allegation into account:
9) Boggs potentially violated Georgia's ethics rules while he was a judge by contributing to a political organization.
10) Michael Boggs said that we should look to his legislative record to see what kind of judge he'd be - and we're doing just that!
Does Michael Boggs sound like a person who deserves a lifetime appointment to the federal bench? Nope, we don't think so either.