July 14th, 2009
11:18 AM ET
5 years ago

Sotomayor calls Roe v. Wade abortion ruling 'settled' law

Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is a matter of settled law.
Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is a matter of settled law.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Judge Sotomayor said Tuesday the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion, is a matter of "settled" law.

While refusing to offer her personal view of the decision, she noted that the core holding in Roe was reaffirmed in the 1992 ruling Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Sotomayor made her remarks in response to a question from Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin, during the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings.


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  1. Blueskys

    Just think about this they spend their time preaching about abortions yet they turn around start a war by using lies then send the children they so called saved and protected to war to be killed ,injured for life .
    Then they shoot the doctors in abortion clinics .
    They call this Family values? OMG

    July 14, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. laura

    I am so tired of this issue. Against abortion? Don't have one, period. Otherwise, stay out of my business. There are more important issues to deal with.

    July 14, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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