Senate Begins Debate on Sotomayor

Yesterday, the Senate started its formal debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

The Supreme Court plays a critically important role in protecting a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion care, and NAF has been closely following the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor over the past several weeks. When responding to questions from Senators, Judge Sotomayor consistently and correctly stated that Roe v. Wade is settled law and that the Constitution contains a right to privacy. However, Judge Sotomayor has never ruled directly on the issue of a woman’s right to access abortion care, and the hearings did little to further illuminate her views on this issue.

It is expected the Senate will vote on this nomination before adjourning for the August recess.

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