WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said that documents released today confirm what pro-choice Americans have feared: Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito embraces a legal philosophy under which the constitution does not protect a woman's right to choose. In a written answer to questions contained in Alito's application for a key post in the Reagan administration's Justice Department, he wrote: "(I)t has been an honor and source of personal satisfaction for me to serve in the office of the Solicitor General during President Reagan's administration and to help advance legal positions in which I personally believe very strongly. I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court . . . that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.""Samuel Alito's stated opposition to a woman's constitutional right to choose as guaranteed by Roe v. Wade is further evidence that anti-choice groups got exactly what they ordered from President Bush. This new information about Alito's legal philosophy further puts him out of the mainstream. The White House can't expect Americans to feel secure while they pursue the dual strategy of telling the public to ignore Alito's own written documentation of his legal philosophy but simultaneously using it to assure far right groups of his anti-choice positions.
Naral Pro-Choice America: Alito's Own Words Reveal His Anti-Choice Legal Philosophy
"Mr. Alito proudly endorsed the ...