Dayton Daily News reported yesterday:
The federal judge who could decide the fate of Cincinnati’s last remaining abortion clinic has ties to the Planned Parenthood facility.
Well, it’s a little more than that.
On November 10, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio filed a lawsuit to block enforcement at its Cincinnati mill of Ohio’s law mandating that abortion clinics have transfer agreements with a nearby hospital.
The federal judge who has been assigned to the case is Timothy Black, who coincidentally served as Director of Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati from 1986-89 and President of the group in 1988.
No surprise, Black is an Obama appointee.
You may recall Black was also assigned to Susan B. Anthony v. Driehaus, wherein Democrat Steve Driehaus filed a federal complaint against the pro-life group, blaming it for his 2010 loss. Driehaus claimed SBA List lied by saying he voted for taxpayer funded abortion by supporting Obamacare.
Black sided with Driehaus but was eventually overruled – unanimously – by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Clearly, Black should recuse himself in the current case. Conflict of interest much?