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August 11, 2005

Gasp! Barbara Boxer will use abortion litmus test on Roberts

California Senator Barbara Boxer loves to speak at pro-abortion rallies. The only concept that can make it through the head of the country's dumbest senator is "Abortion:Good, Pro-Life:Bad." Her latest departure from reality manifested itself at a pro-abortion rally at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

An article on LifeNews.com states:
Pro-abrotion Sen. Barbara Boxer of California says she will filibuster the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court if he does not say he is in favor of upholding the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized unlimited abortions. Roberts is expected to be asked about Roe during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings September 6.

Boxer said that she will both vote against Roberts and bring Senate activity to a halt if she doesn't get satisfactory answers to her questions about Roberts' abortion views.

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If he declines to answer the questions, Boxer will "use all the parliamentary tools I've been given as a U.S. senator" including procedures that "make it difficult for other business to get done until we get the information we need."

Sounds like a litmus test to me. Sean Rushton' director of the Committee for Justice, a group that backs Roberts agrees. He said Boxer's views amount to a litmus test.
"This is a single-issue litmus test that strikes at the heart of an independent judiciary," he told the Washington Times. "It proves that the Democratic Party is increasingly focused solely on the issue of abortion on demand. Their greatest fear is a nonpolitical judge who will read the law as it's written."

Finally, the historically challenged Boxer said:
Boxer claimed if Roberts opposes Roe and is approved for the high court, America will go back "to the days of back-alley illegal abortions."

"We cannot go back to those dark days,' she said. "Judge Roberts cannot duck this issue."

By the way, what is it about things with Golden Gate in their names and abortion?