Obama: Supreme Court pick should support women’s rights, bodily integrity

Head shot of President ObamaPresident Barack Obama met last week with Senate leaders to discuss the appointment of the next Supreme Court justice. Check out what he said when a reporter asked if President Obama would nominate someone who was anti-choice:
“I am somebody who believes that women should have the ability to make often very difficult decisions about their own bodies and issues of reproduction…
I will say that I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights. And that’s going to be something that’s very important to me because I think part of what our core . . . constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity and women are not exempt from that.”

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  1. magi
    Posted April 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice to say, but unless it’s backed up by action, as an example, keeping true to that sentiment when hashing out health care, its nothing more then empty campaign rhetoric. I, for one, don’t care what he tells reporters. I’m more concerned with what he does.

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