Real Republicans Oppose Alito
I wonder how many times Republicans like Christopher Barron, senior manager of Plannd Parenthood Repulibcans for Choice, will be quoted in the liberal media.
The Republican Party was founded on the ideals of individual freedom. The party had a once-proud history of defending individual rights, from helping in the fight to end slavery and to secure equal protection and voting rights for African Americans, to supporting women's suffrage.
President Bush has betrayed this distinguished tradition by nominating Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Alito has a history of hostility toward personal freedoms. Nowhere is this hostility more evident than in his position on the right to choose. He believes the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion and has written that he wants to "mitigate the effects" of Roe.
When faced with the question of who should make decisions about critical matters of women's health -- a woman and her doctor or the government -- Alito has routinely come down on the side of the government. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Judge Alito's dissenting opinion would have upheld a law passed by the Pennsylvania legislature requiring women to inform their husbands before having an abortion. Judge Alito's opinion significantly downplayed the plight of abused women who would have been affected by the statute.
Real Republicans believe in personal freedom. Real Republicans believe in the right to privacy. Real Republicans believe that people should make their own health care decisions without government interference. Real Republicans oppose Samuel Alito.