July 20, 2009
Charmaine Quoted in Human Events on Her Sotomayor Testimony
Kathryn Gaines writes, Sotomayor Stealth Stance on Abortion Criticized in Human Events,
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s stance on abortion has remained unclear through her confirmation hearings because of what may be called an “indirect” connection. There apparently are no judicial opinions she authored on the constitutionality of abortion.
Yesterday, Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, countered this “indirect” connection by highlighting the hostility of Sotomayor’s PRLDEF platform towards restrictions on abortion in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Dr. Yoest held that Sotomayor’s stance, as a member of the board of the PRLDEF, is a direct indication of her stance on abortion. Dr. Yoest stated “Part of being a board member is to have oversight, to have accountability, and to have responsibility [for the activities of your organization]” It is not by accident that Sotomayor was a member of the PLDF, it was a decision she made, and one she chose to be held accountable to.
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Charmaine’s testimony and video here.