Democratic Party Continues to Denounce President Bush on Abortion, Judges

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 5, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Democratic Party Continues to Denounce President Bush on Abortion, Judges Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 5, 2004

Washington, DC ( — The campaign by a the Democratic Party and leading abortion advocates to denounce President Bush’s pro-life judicial nominees continued Monday with a rally at the Supreme Court.

Although only 100 participants joined the party’s Campaign to Save the Court rally, key pro-abortion luminaries attended, including former NARAL president Kate Michelman, NARAL interim president Elizabeth Cavendish and National Organization of Women President Kim Gandy.

Speakers at the event pointed to the fact that the next president could appoint as many as three or four new Supreme Court justices — who could have a huge impact on legalized abortion.

"Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life, so if George W. Bush is re-elected America won’t be headed in the wrong direction for just four more years, we will be headed in the wrong direction for generations to come," said Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe.

Michelman, the main spokeswoman for the campaign, echoed McAuliffe’s concerns and emphasized that John Kerry has committed to appointing only abortion advocates to the nation’s federal courts.

"John Kerry’s vision for the Court embraces balance and fairness," said Michelman. "His justices would deliver on the promise of equal justice under law."

"This is the most important election in our lifetime," said Michelman. "If Bush is re-elected he could have the opportunity to appoint as many as three new justices who could take away the rights and freedoms that we have worked so hard to obtain."

The judicial campaign has begun to hold house parties across the country to motivate pro-abortion voters to get to the polls and vote for Kerry.

House party participants will view a video, produced by the DNC and narrated by pro-abortion actress Kathleen Turner.

"These parties are just one step in our campaign to educate and mobilize voters around this crucial issue," Michelman explained.