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Even More on NARAL’s Lies

Last Friday the Washington Post reported (in the 9th paragraph here) that, while serving in the White House counsel’s office, Roberts advised that someone who had been convicted of bombing an abortion clinic should not receive any special consideration for a pardon. According to the Post’s story, Roberts wrote, “No matter how lofty or sincerely held the goal, those who resort to violence to achieve it are criminals.”

Yet three days after this report, on the basis of wild leaps and misrepresentations and no affirmative evidence whatsoever, NARAL claims Roberts has an “ideology [that] leads him to excuse violence against other Americans.” Shameless and shameful.

Ed Whelan — Ed Whelan is a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law.

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