Operation Rescue to Miers: Give Us Reason to Trust You or Withdraw

Washington, DC — Operation Rescue is asking Harriet Miers to show reason why pro-life Americans should trust her to protect pre-born babies from abortion, or else withdraw her name from consideration to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Operation Rescue continues to be disappointed in lack of information and track record for Hariett Miers, President Bush’s pick to succeed Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court.

“At least nine of the last twelve Republican appointees to the Supreme Court have been pro-abortion. Five of the seven Justices who voted for Roe v. Wade were Republican appointees. Based on that track record, it is insulting, and frankly, irrational for President Bush to ask the pro-life community to simply trust him that Miers will be the kind of judge that will help end the national disgrace of abortion on demand,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “There is too much at stake. We will not gamble the lives of innocent children on a ‘hope so’ nominee.”

“It is time for Ms. Miers to show good cause why she should receive the support of the pro-life community or withdraw her name from consideration to the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Newman. “In fact, Ms. Miers may best serve her country by withdrawing so that President Bush may nominate someone with a proven history who all conservatives can support with a clear conscience, and thereby fulfill his campaign promise to the American people.”

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