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November 9, 2005

Alito and Roe: Don’t believe the hype

Alito and his recent comments on Roe aren’t anything to get excited over. Seriously.

“Mr. Alito is making the standard political move of ‘going centrist’ after nomination,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The hard-line anti-choice base secured his nomination, and now Alito is courting the votes of moderate senators who respect a woman's right to choose and respect the Court for adhering to precedent. Clarence Thomas told the Senate that he respected precedent, then he voted to overturn Roe one year after he was confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court. That is why Americans can’t take these reported statements at face value. If Alito's backers -- the ones who forced Harriet Miers' withdrawal -- are so delighted with him, would he be so respectful of precedents women's freedom if he is confirmed?”

Click here to check out exactly what Thomas said.

Posted by Jessica at November 9, 2005 12:17 PM

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