Operation Rescue Supports Bush’s Choice of John G. Roberts for US Supreme Court

Washington DC — President George W. Bush has chosen John G. Roberts to succeed Sandra Day O’Connor to the US Supreme Court. Operation Rescue supports this selection.

Roberts has shown strong conservative credentials with indications that he will not uphold Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that decriminalized abortion. Roberts coauthored a 1990 legal brief that stated, “The court’s conclusion in Roe that there is a fundamental right to an abortion … finds no support in the text, structure or history of the Constitution.”

“A culture of life can never be built as long as Roe v. Wade is the law of the land,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“We appreciate President Bush being a man of his word by appointing a judge that will respect the Right to Life acknowledged by our nation’s founding documents,” said Newman. “We pray that Roberts will be swiftly confirmed.”

“Our nation has suffered enough under decades of liberal activist judges legislating from the bench,” said OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. “After 45 million dead children, we are guardedly optimistic that the confirmation of Judge Roberts will be a step toward restoring protections for the pre-born that were stolen from them in 1973.”