Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MCCL calls on Klobuchar, Franken to reverse votes on Sotomayor

Nominee worked to advance pro-abortion agenda

The following news release was issued on July 28, 2009.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's largest and oldest pro-life organization, called on Minnesota's two U.S. senators today to reverse their positions and vote against the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voted today to confirm the nominee; the full Senate will vote on Sotomayor next week.

"While Judge Sotomayor served on the governing board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), the PRLDEF was actively involved in litigation that attempted to advance the abortion agenda," MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach stated in letters sent to the senators. "In fact, briefs that were filed by PRLDEF at the time urged the Court to regard abortion as a 'fundamental right.'"

Legalized abortion in Minnesota has led to the deaths of more than 500,000 innocent unborn children since the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. The Roe v. Wade decision, supported by seven of the nine men on the court at the time, was called "an exercise of raw judicial power" by dissenting Justice Byron White.

"Women and unborn children in Minnesota have suffered long enough from the devastating results of Roe v. Wade and deserve a United States Supreme Court that will protect them from an aggressive abortion industry," concluded Fischbach.

MCCL is Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. For more information about MCCL, visit www.mccl.org.