The federal judge who late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers wasn’t just appointed by President Barack Obama, the most extreme proponent of abortion ever to hold the White House. He was also one of President Obama’s top fundraisers, a bundler who raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.
Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
Orrick’s wife, Caroline “Linie” Farrow Orrick, is a clown and artist with an interest in outdoor athletic endeavors. She partners with her husband in their political decisions and she is his co-bundler according to Public Citizen. She’s also a public supporter of extreme abortion policies.
Her YouTube user page shows that the first video she ever “liked” was from an extreme pro-abortion group called the Center for Reproductive Justice. The slick, celebrity-laden video called for people to sign a “bill of rights” that asserts a right to abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, a position shared by very few Americans. It further calls for taxpayer funding of contraception, abortifacients and abortion. And, finally, it says that all health care plans should be required under penalty of law to cover abortion, abortifacients, and other anti-reproductive services — even if they have religious objections such as those held by the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Was that a stray “like”? Well, her Facebook page also shows a pattern of liking other extreme groups. Here’s her current profile picture, which is designed to show support for the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling that declared same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right.
Among the groups she “likes” on Facebook is one called “Keep America Pro-Choice.” The pro-abortion Facebook community page appears to be an “astroturf” operation, such as the ones known to be set up by Planned Parenthood’s crisis public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker. No official group is affiliated with it and the only identification of the group is a Yahoo.com email address. Recent posts include a call for taxpayer funding of abortion, support for Planned Parenthood, defenses of harvesting organs from aborted babies (the very subject matter of the videos in Judge Orrick’s order), attacks on Scott Walker, attacks on pro-lifers, and general extreme support for abortion.
Mrs. Orrick is also a fan of Obamacare, which is a Facebook community run by “BarackObama.com,” otherwise known as Organizing for Action. When Obamacare was debated, supporters claimed the massive legislation would not support abortion. They may have argued that in part because taxpayer funding of abortion is one of the least popular ideas around. At the time Obamacare was being debated, one poll showed voters opposed it 72% to 23%. But it turns out that Obamacare does subsidize abortion, according to the Government Accountability Office, which is one reason why Planned Parenthood was such an ardent supporter of the legislation. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, performing more than 300,000 abortions each year.
One of the more alarming “likes” on Mrs. Orrick’s Facebook page is of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which are basically a campy gay version of Westboro Baptists. The group has been around San Francisco for 35 years, beginning when a few men obtained nun habits under false pretense. Members adopt profane names and blaspheme Jesus Christ and the Christian church. Some twenty years ago, the group began an Easter Sunday pub crawl parodying the stations of the cross, and sending up the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and other saints revered by Christians. They end the event by mocking the Eucharist with vanilla wafers and Jägermeister. They also hold a “Hunky Jesus” contest where men compete to be the sexiest Jesus look-alike. The group also supports abortion and has partnered with Planned Parenthood in the past.
Many of Mrs. Orrick’s other social media affinities are of the standard liberal variety, such as Rachel Maddow, Vox and Greenpeace.