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Pryor Shows True Colors At Confirmation Hearing

Judicial Nominee William Pryor came face to face with his past statements in his confirmation hearing Wednesday. While he admitted that his calling the Supreme Court Justices ""nine octogenarian lawyers" a mistake, he refused to abandon or distance himself from his other controversial views:

At yesterday's hearing, Pryor was asked several times about his past assertions that Roe v. Wade "is an abominable decision" and "the worst abomination of the history of constitutional law." He said he still believes that. "I believe that not only is the case unsupported by the text and structure of the Constitution, but it has led to a morally wrong result," he said. "It has led to the slaughter of millions of innocent unborn children. That's my personal belief."

Call your Senators now....toll free...1-800-839-5276 and protest Pryor's confirmation. This man does not belong on the federal bench--especially when his appointment would be for life.

Here's a synopsis of the reasons, provided by Lisa English of Ruminate This:

  • He's a Federalist Society ideologue.
  • He has successfully fought against federal protections against the disabled and elderly.
  • He has a long record as an opponent to Roe v. Wade and women's reproductive rights.
  • He is opposed to the separation of church and state. According to People for the American Way, Pryor is "unfit" to be a judge. Dig this: "At a public rally on behalf of a judge who was sued for praying and displaying the 10 Commandments in court, Pryor announced, 'God has chosen, through his son Jesus Christ, this time and this place for all Christians...to save our country and save our courts.'"
  • He has fought against civil rights legislation enforcement.
  • He has fought against the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • He has fought against environmental protections.
  • He has fought against consumer and worker rights.

For more, go here and here.

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