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Alito’s Abortion Statement


As I have just explained in a press release, Judge Alito’s 1985 statement as reported in today’s Washington Times is the correct, intellectually respectable position widely held by respected Supreme Court Justices, federal court judges, lawyers, and scholars from across the political spectrum, irrespective of their personal views on abortion.

Moreover, this legal view does not in any way compromise his independence and impartiality, nor does it tell us how he will rule, in any abortion-related cases that will come before the High Court.


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