by Steven Ertelt
November 1, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates wasted no time Monday attacking Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who enjoys the support of numerous pro-life groups. In addition to attacks on him about abortion, abortion advocates used sexist language to decry Bush’s nominee and even accused him of sympathizing with wife beaters.
Pointing to his dissent in a case regarding Pennsylvania’s abortion law, Planned Parenthood interim president Karen Pearl claimed Alito looked the other way at the actions of men who abuse their wives because he voted to uphold a statute requiring wives to tell their husband about a potential abortion before it is performed.
"In callous disregard of battered women who would be affected by the statute, Alito wrote separately from the majority to express his support for the law," Pearl wrote in an email to her group’s supporters.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid blasted President Bush for not picking a woman to replace retiring pro-abortion Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
"The President has chosen a man to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, one of only two women on the Court. President Bush would leave the Supreme Court looking less like America and more like an old boys club," he said.
Those attacks aren’t going over very well with Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America.
"Planned Parenthood presumes all husbands are abusive and marriage is merely a living arrangement," Wright responded to Pearl’s comments.
"What wives want most is to be loved, yet abortionists do not profit when husbands love their wives and babies," Wright explained. "It is financially advantageous to Planned Parenthood to separate wives from their husbands, so it demands that courts to impose its will when its views are not popular among citizens who respect marriage and life."
Regarding Reid’s attacks on Bush and Alito, Wright said Reid should step aside and let a pro-life woman replace him in the Senate if he’s truly concerned about the number of women in governmental positions.
"Conservative, pro-life women are severely underrepresented in the senate if only a woman can accurately represent them," Wright said.
"Thankfully, conservative women are more mature and clear-thinking than Sen. Reid and understand that a person’s sex does not determine their ability, empathy or aptitude," Wright concluded.