Nancy Abudu, Nominee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
Nancy Abudu is the strategic litigation director for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC is a corrupt organization notorious for designating its political opponents, including FRC, as "hate groups." The SPLC likes to give the impression that it is a champion of civil rights, but former staff have revealed the organization's hypocrisy by exposing racism and sexism within its highest ranks. Abudu's connection to the SPLC's weaponized rhetoric intended to silence political opponents should disqualify her from serving on the bench with impartiality.
Abudu has litigated cases that involve legal challenges to state felon disenfranchisement, proof of citizenship, and voter photo ID laws. She has been the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and has served as a senior staff attorney with the ACLU's Voting Rights Project. She has also worked as a staff attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Views on Abortion:
- In 2016, Abudu said of 24-hour abortion waiting periods: "Forcing women seeking an abortion to make multiple visits that are medically unnecessary especially burdens poor and working women, and it potentially dangerous. This law was about the Legislature creating needless burdens to limit a woman's access to reproductive care." (See link)
- Also, "we… will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that this demeaning and intrusive law is quickly stopped in its tracks." (See link)
- When this issue resurfaced in 2017, Abudu said, "This is an area of women's rights that remain under constant attack in Florida." (See link)
Views on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
- The SPLC lists FRC and others as a "hate group" because of views supporting traditional marriage and mischaracterizes our views and position on matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity.