December 9, 2005

Sheldon Whitehouse's Unsupported Innuendo Against Samuel Alito

Carroll Andrew Morse

Rhode Island Senate candidate Sheldon Whitehouse wants Senator Lincoln Chafee to filibuster the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court…

It is apparent that President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, Samuel Alito, is not only anti-choice, but an actual strategist in undermining Roe v. Wade. I strongly oppose this nominee. In light of these extraordinary circumstances, I urge Senator Chafee to reconsider his statement that he will not support a filibuster.

In 2000, Senator Chafee pledged that he would never support a Supreme Court nominee who would put a woman's right to choose at risk. He failed to honor that pledge by supporting John Roberts. Now, the Alito nomination presents an even greater threat -- and it's clear that keeping this nominee off the court will demand not only a simple "No" vote, but a filibuster as well.

Please join me in calling on Sen. Chafee to support a filibuster of Judge Alito....

Whitehouse’s implication is that a pro-life justice will impose his beliefs on the court without regard for the law and use any abortion case before the courts as an oppurtunity to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Judge Alito’s record demonstrates that Whitehouse’s implication fails to rise above the level of innuendo.

In 1997 (Alexander v. Whitman), Judge Alito concurred, regardless of personal beliefs, with the position that a fetus is not a person under the 14th amendment. In 2000 (Planned Parenthood v. Farmer), Judge Alito voted, regardless of personal beliefs, to strike down a state ban on partial-birth abortion because it defined partial-birth abortion too broadly.

Judge Alito has on his side a record of scrupulously applying the law. Does Sheldon Whitehouse have anything on his side besides innuendo and hostility towards the pro-life position?

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Pregnant women should not abort their
own fetus conceived in love. Women who
want to be rid of their own baby, can
sacrifice the baby to parents who are
eager to have a baby or to the Catholic Church who will take care of the baby.
If they abort their baby, women will feel guilty many years later after they killed the defenceless and voiceless baby. If the baby could talk, guess what the choice of the baby would be?
Don't support Samuel Scarlito.
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Posted by: Anhony F. van Belle at December 10, 2005 8:27 PM