Dear Friend of Choice,
Please help to counter the anti-choice activist groups efforts to derail Senator Arlen Specter from becoming Judiciary Committee Chair. Please forward this alert on to friends of yours that want to have federal and Supreme Court Justices that are going to be fair and uphold the current law of the land on a woman’s right to choose!
In other words, Justices in the tradition of Anthony Kennedy, or Sandra Day O’Connor who wrote the majority opinion in Casey vs. Planned Parenthood (1992) where she said that “in order for women to participate equally in today’s society a woman must have the ability to control her own body”… rather than Judges like Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) is a moderate, pro-choice supporting Republican in line for the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Last week he “bluntly warned newly re-elected President Bush against putting forth Supreme Court nominees who would seek to overturn abortion rights or are otherwise too conservative to win confirmation,” reports the AP.
Specter helped defeat President Reagan’s nomination of the rabidly anti-choice Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, and of the anti-choice Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship. Specter called both nominees too extreme on civil rights issues. Sessions later became a Republican senator from Alabama and now sits on the Judiciary Committee with Specter.
The anti-choice activist groups are having a cow. The Concerned Women for America sent out an alert, urging people to call and email Republican Senators asking them to prevent Specter from being chair of the Judiciary committee…
Somehow, I don’t think Sen. Specter’s friends are talking about a woman controlling her body by putting marijuana or cocaine into it. It’s interesting to see what he says when he thinks the “anti-choice” people aren’t paying attention, isn’t it?
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s number is 202-224-3344. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.