Sonia Sotomayor: Judging by Her Past…
Health care “reform” may have stolen the limelight from the President’s first Supreme Court pick, but revelations about Sonia Sotomayor’s pro-abortion past may bring new attention to the woman chosen as Justice David Souter’s replacement. According to an op-ed in today’s Washington Times, Sotomayor has a history of extremism when it comes to inventing a “right” to abortion in the U.S. Constitution.
As the article, “Sotomayor worse than Souter,” explains, she served for 12 years on the governing board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), which filed six briefs in abortion cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Charmaine Yoest details that each one “pushed aggressively for an interpretation of abortion rights that would eliminate most or all state and federal abortion regulations while requiring state and federal funding of abortion.” In two of the six, the briefs “took positions more extreme than those of Justice Souter, who joined with the court’s majority to uphold restrictions that PRLDEF wanted struck down.”
This is the strongest evidence to date that Sotomayor advocates unlimited abortion as a matter of judicial imposition–not just a legislative view. For more information on the nominee, please visit FRC Action’s latest online initiative, The Judicial Review (www.thejudicialreview.org), which chronicles the battles over President Obama’s bench appointments. Check back frequently for the latest news on the judiciary, Sotomayor, and activism in the courts.
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