A pro-abortion attorney general?

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. ( articles - email ) | 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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