December 01, 2005

Threat Matrix

  • People for the American Way issued a press release yesterday discussing Alito's preference on Roe v. Wade and a state's ability to restrict abortion access. The release cites several times from an Alito memo in 1986, which discussed the case Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • Daily Kos blogged today about Specter, Alito, and abortion. They claim that Specter or anyone else that considers themselves pro-choice cannot vote to confirm Judge Alito because it is a guaranteed vote to overturn Roe. They also conclude there are plenty of other reasons to reject Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court.
  • NARAL sends out a press release calling Judge Alito the "Anti-choice Legal Architect" at the DOJ. Apparently, these new memos show just how hostile Judge Alito is to women and their reproductive rights. Supposedly, he spent years working to dismantle the fundamental protections women have under Roe v. Wade. Nancy Keenan says, "“Samuel Alito's writings reflect a visceral opposition to Roe v. Wade. It is clear that his legal philosophy calls for a calculated strategy to dismantle fundamental constitutional protections for women, including the health exception issue that the Supreme Court is considering right now."

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