Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Conservative Groups Want GOP to Oppose, Possibly Filibuster, Sonia Sotomayor

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Conservative political groups are asking Republican members of the Senate to filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor. They are concerned about her judicial philosophy in light of comments she previously made saying the courts are the place to make legislative policy. President Barack Obama selected the Hispanic appeals court judge to replace retiring pro-abortion Justice David Souter.

Since then, both pro-life and pro-abortion groups have been wary about her position and wanting the Senate to extract more information from her on where she stands on the infamous Roe v. Wade case that allowed virtually unlimited abortions. Leading pro-life advocates are concerned that, despite some minor rulings upholding pro-life policy or siding with the pro-life position, she will uphold Roe and unlimited abortions.

Abortion advocates have given Sotomayor soft support and cite anecdotal evidence such as comments from colleagues who say she firmly supports legal abortions. Now, a collection of more than 145 conservative political activists -- including names such as Grover Norquist, Richard Viguerie and Gary Bauer -- are calling for Senate Republicans to oppose Sotomayor. Full story at LifeNews.com

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