We have spent the last few weeks leading up to this week’s hearing in meetings with senators on the Judiciary Committee and their staffers, on both sides of the aisle, presenting them with the research that the AUL legal team has done on Judge Sotomayor’s pro-abortion advocacy. This morning, we had the opportunity to meet with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to take our concerns directly to him and ask him to use his leadership in the Republican ranks to draw attention to her extreme record.
We had a good conversation with Sen. McCain and he clearly shares our concerns. He was very interested in hearing about our “Worse than Souter” documentation (available at Sotomayor411.com) that outlines the pro-abortion advocacy that Judge Sotomayor was associated with while she served on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
McCain volunteered his own concern that the “health-care reform” agenda is hurtling down the tracks as well and that it will contain abortion funding, which he strongly opposes. He even thinks it is possible that Obama will push to pass it before the August congressional recess, while we are all focused on the Sotomayor confirmation hearings and vote. There is no doubt that abortion funding will become a mandate in the plan under consideration. McCain encouraged us to engage our grassroots supporters on the health-care reform issue as soon as possible.
We are taking his caution to heart and will be emphasizing action in opposition to the health-care government takeover in the days ahead.