Clement on abortion
The AP says that Clement has "eased fears among abortion-rights advocates":
She has stated that the Supreme Court "has clearly held that the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution includes the right to have an abortion" and that "the law is settled in that regard."But NARAL, via Bush v. Choice, isn't so sure:
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said that Clement's record raises ``seriously troubling'' questions about her commitment to protecting personal freedom. ``Unless she was able to put those concerns to rest in Senate hearings, pro-choice Americans would oppose her nomination,'' Keenan said.I'm not sure what to think yet. I'm not going to do too much research until it's for sure that it's going to be Clement - CNN just said that some people think Owens is still "in the mix" - because if it's not Clement it will just be a waste of time, and my time is valuable, god damn it.
... now the rumor is it's Edith Jones ... who apparently is a more strident abortion opponent.