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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"On Sotomayor, Some Abortion Rights Backers Show Unease "

According to an article in the NYT:

"Judge Sotomayor has also ruled on several immigration cases involving people fighting deportation orders to China on the grounds that its population-control policy of forcible abortions and birth control constituted persecution. In a 2007 case, she strongly criticized colleagues on the court who said that only women, and not their husbands, could seek asylum based on China’s abortion policy. 'The termination of a wanted pregnancy under a coercive population control program can only be devastating to any couple, akin, no doubt, to the killing of a child,' she wrote, also taking note of 'the unique biological nature of pregnancy and special reverence every civilization has accorded to child-rearing and parenthood in marriage.'"

No one who makes such an outrageous and scandalous statement should be considered for, much less appointed to, a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States!

Read the entire article, here.


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