In Sotomayor, President Obama selected an individual for the U.S. Supreme Court who clearly sees her role as one in which the court can legislate from the bench. In a 2002 speech given at Berkeley, Sotomayor said “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Sotomayor has referred to the Court of Appeals where she now serves in the Second Circuit as a place “where policy is made.”
Given her unabashed commitment to radical positions, we can pretty confidently state that Sotomayor passed Obama’s litmus test as a hard-core proponent of Roe v. Wade.
In a May 17-18 national poll conducted by The Polling Company, Americans overwhelmingly do not want the new Justice to be a pro-abortion activist. Americans do not support a Supreme Court Justice who would support late-term abortions, partial-birth abortions, taxpayer funding of abortions, or the Freedom of Choice Act which would overturn all state and federal abortion restrictions.
America is moving in the right direction on abortion while Obama continues his assault on the unborn child.