Thursday, May 28, 2009

More on Sotomayor's Abortion Rulings

Broadsheet ( Sotomayor and abortion, by Lynn Harris:

Even amidst the deserved and moving kudos, some feminist organizations' responses to Judge Sotomayor's nomination have seemed just a teeny bit ... polite. That, as Judy Berman noted here  yesterday, is because few reproductive rights advocates were fans of Sotomayor's ruling in Center for Reproductive Law and Policy v. Bush -- her only major decision involving abortion -- in which she sided with, well, guess who. Upholding a challenge to the late, unlamented "global gag rule" (Mexico City Policy), Sotomayor noted that (as often quoted) "the government is free to favor the anti-abortion position over the pro-choice position, and can do so with public funds." (So maybe these guys should be more polite.)

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