President Trump has nominated Sarah Pitlyk, the founder of Yale Law Students for Life and an attorney for the pro-life non-profit Thomas More Society to become a federal judge. Pitlyk has been nominated for a seat in the Eastern District of Missouri, according to courthousenews.com.
Pitlyk also clerked for then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh and has frequently defended high profile pro-life clients, including David Daleiden.
We are so proud of former Yale Law Students for Life founder Sarah Pitlyk on her nomination to be a federal judge.
— Students for Life (@StudentsforLife) August 15, 2019
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Pitlyk has worked on a series of anti-abortion legal cases in recent years, including: A dispute over whether a divorced St. Louis County couple’s frozen embryos were property or “unborn children” under Missouri law; a civil lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood by a man acquitted of a bomb threat charge; and the defense of a man accused in California of making a false exposé that claimed that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue….In the other seven cases, all filed in 2019, Pitlyk was one of the lawyers who filed amicus briefs on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion advocacy organization that supported abortion-related rule changes by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Those changes were being challenged in a series of lawsuits. The rules bar clinics that receive federal money from referring patients to abortion providers, among other requirements.”
You can watch Pitlyk discuss the Protect Life Rule below: