WASHINGTON, D.C. (12-19-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, said that the news of Judge Robert Bork’s passing “was met with great sorrow by the legal team of AUL. We greatly respect the significance of Judge Bork’s legal contribution, and we have benefited from his generosity of spirit.”

Dr. Yoest made the following statement:

“Judge Robert Bork was a great legal mind and substantive scholar who framed and challenged the issues of our day. Rarely does one meet a towering intellect – someone who presents the hardest issues in a way which reveals their true substance. Judge Bork was such a man: a thoughtful intellectual whose contribution to American jurisprudence leaves a significant and lasting legacy. In my acquaintance with him, I found him to be generous with both his time and wisdom, truly sharing his gift with the world. We at AUL send our condolences to Judge Bork’s family and mourn the loss of such a great man and scholar.”