Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Senator from Planned Parenthood

Our junior Senator, Maria Cantwell, or as I prefer, the Senator from Planned Parenthood, has released a press release with her reaction to the nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court:

July 19th, 2005

Cantwell on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's (D-Wash.) statement follows below:

“The opportunity to replace Justice O'Connor, who for over 20 years on the Supreme Court brought the nation together and respected and preserved the Constitution, is one of this President's and this Senate's most important roles.

"Tonight, the President has selected Judge John Roberts of the D.C. Circuit. While I am disappointed that President Bush did not choose one of America 's many well-qualified female jurists to replace Justice O'Connor, I look forward to the debate before us. I will be examining Judge Roberts' record to see whether he is competent, ethical and has a judicial temperament worthy of a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

"I will be especially interested to discuss Judge Roberts' views on the right to privacy as it exists in the U.S. Constitution. In a 1991 case Judge Roberts argued that Roe v. Wade ‘was wrongly decided and should be overruled' ( Rust v. Sullivan , 1991)."

Cantwell is on the Senate Judiciary Committee and from the moment she arrived in 2000, critics have seen her as a puppet of the abortion industry. She is not just a 100% reliable vote for Planned Parenthood, but also has attacked Committee witnesses, including Bush administration nominees, for their commitment to the sanctity of human life.

1 comment:

Mary E. said...

Wonder what the senior senator from Planned Parenthood has to say.