Friday, July 08, 2005


This is a reaction to Bush's "no-litmus-test" for The Supreme Court
nominations that will soon be needed:

Washington, DC -- Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following response to President Bush's declaration that abortion would not factor into his decision on whom to nominate for the Supreme Court.

"We really would like to take President Bush at his word, but while I may have been born in the morning, it wasn't this morning. This President has no credibility -- to date, he has appointed more than 200 judges to the federal courts--not one of whom supported a woman's right to choose. The only hope of preserving personal freedom and the right to privacy is genuine bipartisan consultation to identify a consensus nominee," Keenan said.

Not that there will be any such bipartisan consultation. The wingnuts say that they've won and can do whatever they want with the country and especially the women in it. So be prepared for all anti-abortion nominees. Unless Rove decides that overturning Roe would kill the Republican party (which it probably will should the fundamentalists not get going on the delicious idea of banning contraception soon enough) and tries to keep teetering on the edge of almost banning abortions. But I don't think that he can succeed in that. Coathangers...