May 1st, 2009
12:34 PM ET
9 years ago

Susan B. Anthony List on replacing Souter

Susan B. Anthony List issued a statement Friday amid reports of Associate Justice David Souter's retirement.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following statement Friday:

"Elections have consequences, and the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle is likely to further entrench President Obama's dedication to the abortion agenda. The President has said he would like 'common ground' on abortion policy. This is an especially relevant objective when you consider yesterday's release of public opinion data by the Pew Research Center showing a sharp decline in support for legal abortion. Choosing a judicial nominee who wants to enshrine the right to an unrestricted abortion in the United States Constitution would certainly be a step in the wrong direction. Appointing an abortion extremist to replace Justice Souter on our nation's highest court will continue the trend of activist court decisions do little reduce abortion in our nation."

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