McSally Confirms Yet Another Unqualified Anti-Health Care Judge
Martha McSally Votes To Confirm Yet Another Unqualified Anti-Health Care Judge
Rated “Not Qualified” by the American Bar Association, Sarah Pitlyk has attacked pre-existing condition coverage protections and argued against common fertility treatments for having “grave effects on society”
PHOENIX — Martha McSally today voted to give a lifetime judicial appointment to Missouri attorney Sarah Pitlyk, despite bipartisan opposition to Pitlyk’s nomination on the basis of Pitlyk’s anti-health care record and rhetoric and her “Not Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association. Today’s vote follows McSally’s Tuesday vote to advance Pitlyk’s nomination.
Key points on Pitlyk’s anti-health care record:
- Opposes health care coverage protections — Pitlyk has attacked the Supreme Court’s previous decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and its pre-existing condition coverage protections as “unprincipled,” and praised legal efforts to strike down the health care law and its coverage protections.
- Opposes fertility treatments and surrogacy — In a slap in the face to families in Arizona and across the country, Pitlyk has infamously opposed fertility treatments and gestational surrogacy, arguing that they have “grave effects on society, including diminished respect for motherhood and the unique mother-child bond; exploitation of women; [and] commodification of gestation and of children themselves.”
- Supports rigid restrictions on women’s health care access — Pitlyk has backed rigid restrictions on a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions — even supporting an uncompromising Iowa abortion ban that was struck down as “unconstitutional.”
Martha McSally votes with Mitch McConnell 98% of the time, and Pitlyk’s confirmation marks just the latest example in a long string of Martha McSally votes to give lifetime appointments to anti-health care judges.
“Today’s vote is just the latest proof that Arizonans can’t trust Martha McSally to protect our health care in Washington — because she’ll always side with her party and special interest backers instead of standing up for Arizonans,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson.