Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Nominees who oppose abortion should not be disregarded for judicial office in the United States, said William Cardinal Keeler in a letter to members of the U.S. Senate yesterday.
Members of the Senate will be called upon this session to advise on and consent to presidential nominations for the Federal bench, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We are troubled by reports that national abortion advocacy groups, and even some U.S. senators, view nominees who oppose the purposeful taking of innocent human life as somehow unfit for judicial office,” wrote the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities.
“It is further reported that attempts would be made to deny them a vote on confirmation by the full Senate,” he continued.