Yesterday, the Senate approved the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor by a vote of 68-31. She will begin her term immediately, replacing the retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
During her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor portrayed herself as a strict constructionist. However, her past opinions as a federal appeals court judge, as well as her writings, speeches and affiliations reveal a very different judicial philosophy.
According to Focus on the Family's judicial analyst, Bruce Hausknecht, perhaps the "most revealing of her view of the Constitution is her twelve-year affiliation with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, an advocacy group with such extreme pro-abortion legal views that it argued in the highest courts in the nation that absolutely no legal restrictions whatsoever could be placed upon abortion-on-demand, including such things as a simple parental notice requirement."
It remains to be seen how Sotomayor's vote will impact abortion and life issues, but we continue to pray that God will change the hearts and minds of those who would deny full legal protection to innocent preborn babies.
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Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court, Expected to Back Abortion