Sonia Sotomayor truly appears to be a fabulous pick for the Supreme Court by President Obama, w/ the exception of one...gigantic...problem: her abortion rights record. Or, rather, what little there is of it. However, there is this ruling of hers, which is precisely the law/rule/directive Bush implemented as soon as he got in office, and the same exact one Obama eliminated once he got in office:
"In a 2002 case, she wrote an opinion upholding the Bush administration policy of withholding aid from international groups that provide or promote abortion services overseas."
Read that again. And again. And there are other rulings/opinions she's written throughout her career, which make me, a militant pro-choicer and abortion-rights activist EXTREMELY CONCERNED about this pick (I am also "pro-life," by the way, as in: "I like life," life is a good thing! I support 'life' in general, for all things living!)...
Look, if Dems now have the power to confirm whoever they want - and they do - they also have the power to DENY any pick Obama makes. If Sonia Sotomayor is not pro-choice, Congress MUST DENY HER a seat on the bench. PERIOD. Is she? Isn't she? Only one way to find out: GRILL HER! - sj
Click here, to read some more very interesting details and the entire great report by the NY Times.