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National Right to Life confident in Bush’s Supreme Court pick

.- As religious and pro-life groups continue to grapple with small bits of information from which to form an opinion about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, the National Right to Life committee has come out in support of the president’s personal counsel, citing his good record of appointing quality judges to the bench.

Last week, David N. O'Steen, executive director of the group said that, "President Bush has an excellent record of appointing judges who recognize the proper role of the courts, which is to interpret the law according to its actual text, and not to legislate from the bench.”

“We believe”, he added, “that Harriet Miers is another nominee who will abide by the text and history of the Constitution."

The group cited Marvin Olasky, editor of World magazine, who had spoken to Nathan Hecht, a Republican member of the Texas Supreme Court, and an elder at Mier’s home church in Texas.

The close friend of Miers said that "her personal views are consistent with that of evangelical Christians," and said that he and Miers "went to two or three pro-life dinners in the late 80s or early 90s."

NRTL also noted, according to various press accounts, that “Miers donated $150 to Texans United for Life, a Dallas-based pro-life group, and she was listed as a ‘bronze patron’ in the group's dinner program.”

While reactions to the nominee are currently mixed--and this time, not along party lines--many pro-lifers are skeptical, saying that they would have liked to see a nominee who has more clearly and vocally stood up for life.

As the U.S. Senate has yet to announce when their probing process will begin, one thing is clear: the Miers debate is far from over.


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