Post-Roe Liberals: Why Sotomayor Is Obama’s Ideal Nominee

Barack Obama’s selection of Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the Supreme Court confirms both how determined the president is to avoid a national abortion debate and how wise judges and lawyers with high court ambitions are to keep quiet on abortion.
In more than ten years as a federal appeals court judge, Sotomayor has never confronted with a case that directly dealt with right to choose enshrined in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Nor in that time, or at any other point in her legal career, has she made any speeches, written any essays, or issued any public pronouncements that offer any insight into her position on the basic question of whether a woman has a right to an abortion.

Post-Roe Liberals: Why Sotomayor Is Obama’s Ideal Nominee