Charmaine Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor and CNN on the Sotomayor Senate Vote

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., president and CEO of Americans United for Life was quoted in Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court,

The abortion issue also played a significant role in the nomination, with abortion-rights supporters backing Sotomayor and opponents urging her defeat.

“Today’s historic vote is a sign of progress for Americans who want a Supreme Court that values individual freedom and privacy,” said Nancy Keenan, head of the group National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America.

Charmaine Yoest
, head of Americans United For Life, praised the 31 Republican senators who opposed Sotomayor for a “stunning vote of ‘no confidence’ in a nominee whose background of abortion advocacy and record of judicial interventionism raise serious questions about her fitness for the high court.”

Charmaine on CNN,

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  Christian Science Monitor, Conservatives see silver lining in Sotomayor vote; Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution, By Warren Richey

Calling the confirmation “an historic, groundbreaking event that marks the start of a new day for justice in America,” Nan Aron, president of the liberal group Alliance for Justice, said Sotomayor’s influence on the court would be similar to that of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice.

“Her confirmation is just the beginning of the significant change that President Obama can bring to our judicial system,” she said.

In contrast, Americans United for Life (AUL) praised the 31 senators who voted against Sotomayor. “It is a stunning vote of ‘no confidence’ in a nominee whose background of abortion advocacy and record of judicial interventionism raises serious questions about her fitness for the high court,” said AUL President Charmaine Yoest. [Ph.D.]


Thank you (foot)notes:

Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor
from Americans United for Life.

For Life—Sotomayor: The “No’s” Know
He’s just not that into you; Obama attracted many pro-life voters in 2008, but he’s done nothing but jilt them, By Penny Young Nance
Religious Groups Say “Abortion Mandate” Ads Mislead

Ralph Reed warns GOP on Sotomayor

Jill Stanek has, Growing controversy over euthanasia aspect of healthcare plan.

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