Ibadan Born Judge Made History in The United States
Ibadan born Judge Made History in The United States
History was made in the United States of America as we learnt that Pennsylvania ruling was issued by a judge who was actually born in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria. Charlotte Clymer who is a US-based writer made this known when she tweeted the following:
“Which federal judge just blocked Trump’s repeal of the Obama birth control mandate? The Honorable Wendy Beetlestone, appointed by President Obama, a graduate of Liverpool University and Penn Law, and born in Ibadan, Nigeria. That, my friends, is poetic justice”. Beetlestone was born in 1961.
It is worth knowing that If Trump had his way on repealing Obama’s mandate, any employer would have been able to claim a religious or moral objection to the birth control mandate.
However, Judge Wendy Beetlestone ruled that the Commonwealth will suffer “irreparable and serious harm” from Trump’s proposal.
President Donald Trump who had made a campaign pledge to roll back the Obama era policies tried to repeal of the Obama birth control mandate
In her 44 page opinion, the Ibadan born USA judge Beetlestone wrote that “the Commonwealth’s concern is absent, available cost-effective contraception. Women will either forgo contraception entirely or choose cheaper but less effective methods — individual choices which will result in an increase in unintended pregnancies.
Commonwealth because unintended pregnancies are more likely to impose additional costs on Pennsylvania’s state-funded health programs.”
Commenting on the ruling, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro said; “Donald Trump broke the law to undermine women’s health, and women here in Pennsylvania stood up and proved that in court. Together we’ve won a nationwide halt to these rules, protecting women across the country”.
This is good news worth sharing readers, as the great city of Ibadan is represented Nigeria well on an international scene.