Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Majority of Americans want Roberts to answer questions on abortion and Roe

A new poll has shown that a majority of Americans want a straight-forward answer from Roberts on his opinion on abortion (gee, I wonder what it could be), and whether or not he would uphold Roe, if confirmed to be the new justice on the highest bench in the land.

A new poll found that the majority of Americans not only want to know Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' position on abortion but also want him to support a woman's right to legal abortion. According to a recent poll by the Washington Post and ABC News, 64 percent of Americans said that before the Senate votes on his nomination, Roberts should publicly state his position on abortion. Sixty-five percent said that they want Roberts to favor upholding Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the US. The poll further showed that 61 percent of Americans want Roberts to respond to questions about how he would have ruled on past Supreme Court cases.
And would this or anything else compel Roberts to answer us fluently and unambiguously on his exact position on women's reproductive rights and Roe? Forgive me if I don't hold my breath.