Press Release: Americans United for Life on Sotomayor Nomination

May 26, 2009


Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating:

For all the President’s talk of finding ‘common ground,’ this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise.  Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy undermines common ground.  She is a radical pick that divides America.  She believes the role of the Court is to set policy, which is exactly the philosophy that led to the Supreme Court turning into the ‘National Abortion Control Board,’ denying the American people the right to be heard on this critical issue.  This appointment would provide a pedestal for an avowed judicial activist to impose her personal policy and beliefs onto others from the bench, at a time when the Courts are at a crossroad and critical abortion regulations – supported by the vast majority of Americans – like partial-birth abortion and informed consent laws lie in the balance.

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