Again, it’s about Abortion
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST
by Fr. Frank Pavone
In the confirmation hearings for Judge Roberts, many Senators have conducted themselves in exactly the way pro-life leaders said they would. Abortion, the issue that won’t go away, was again at the center of their concerns.
“Respect for precedent” was a code word for “Respect for Roe vs. Wade,” and concerns about “privacy” were really concerns about abortion. When Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont declared that he would vote for Judge Roberts, despite many reasons that would make him vote otherwise, he explained it was because he thinks Judge Roberts will not take away a woman’s “right to choose.”