Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Obama Nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Create by: Jillian

President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. As usual, the press jumped all over the abortion divide, questioning Sotomayor's position and the future of Roe v. Wade.

At this point in time, we really don't know too much about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's position on choice because she hasn't had the opportunity to directly rule on it's merits. What we do know is that President Obama has selected a nominee with a distinguished record of professional accomplishments as a judge, prosecutor, and community leader and that Judge Sotomayor receives strong support from her peers and other legal scholars. She has also been confirmed twice for federal judgeships.

For now, we are looking forward to the Senate giving Judge Sonia Sotomayor a fair hearing that includes questions about the right to privacy as defined in Roe v. Wade.

For more information or to request that the Senate ask about Roe v. Wade visit NARAL Pro-Choice America's website.

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