Operation Rescue: “Judge Clement Gravely Concerns Us”

OR plans to oppose Judge Clement’s nomination if she insists on upholding Roe v. Wade

Washington DC — Speculation is racing concerning the probability that President George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, to be announced tonight at 9 PM EDT, will be Judge Edith Joy Clement.

“Mr. President, it is our duty to inform you that 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.

“Judge Clement gravely concerns us,” said Newman.

In her statement made during her confirmation process to the Circuit Court in 2001 she said that the Supreme Court “has clearly held that the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution includes the right to have an abortion” and that “the law is settled in that regard” referencing the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that decriminalized abortion.

“Based on those statements we must respectfully oppose Edith Clement’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and will do so until such time that Judge Clement can show us that these statements do not reflect her true opinions,” said Newman.