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A pro-abortion attorney general?

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Nov 10, 2004

It's not an auspicious start to Bush's second term. Fox News is reporting that White House counsel Alberto Gonzalez is being tapped to replace pro-life John Ashcroft as attorney general. That's bad news for pro-lifers.

When Gonzalez was on the Texas Supreme Court, he wrote the opinion that allowed minor girls to have abortions without parental permission. He also helped torpedo Priscilla Owen's nomination to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals by attacking her position that minor girls need parents' permission qas "an unconscionable act of judicial activism." That led to Democrats rejecting her confirmation.

In interviews, it is reported that Gonzalez said he was "personally opposed to abortion, but ..."

I hope this isn't true, but if it is, I think it's a bad start to the second term.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 11, 2004 3:20 AM ET USA

    I have information that Pamela Hayes resigned her position on the National Review Panel, is this true? Someone let me know.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2004 12:32 PM ET USA

    Geesh...I bet the Bishops would never appoint someone to a board that is pro-abortion. But hey wait a minute, isn't Pamela Hayes just appointed to the Bishops Review Board pro-abortion? Based on her interview with the NCR back she states: “I’ve contributed to a lot of pro-choice candidates, and so what? So what? What are they going to do about it? If they don’t like it, then don’t put me on the board. If they’ve got a problem with that, you tell them they’ve got a problem." Oops!

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2004 12:08 PM ET USA

    How can we expect President Bush to tow the line and appoint only pro-life people to positions of importance when America's bishops are too often personally opposed to abortion, but have no problem supporting (actively or passively) pro-abortion Democrats seeking public office? As soon as the deadwood clerics who are waffling on this issue are tossed out, the only Catholic position on abortion will be more clear and Catholics can then bring their political power to bear on the politicians.

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