TITUS CITES CHOICE IN OPPOSING ALITO
November 19, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsToday, Senator Dina Titus requested U.S. Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign oppose President Bush's effort to seat Judge Samuel Alito on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Titus, Democratic candidate for governor, opposes Alito because he poses a clear threat to a woman's right to choose and a clear threat to the right of privacy. Alito is expected by conservatives in Nevada and nationwide to vote to overturn Roe v Wade.
"A woman's right to choose will be imperiled if Judge Alito is seated. If Roe v Wade is overturned, then individual states will decide if a woman has a right to privacy and choice. When my opponent in the Democratic Primary, Jim Gibson, recently stated that as governor he would work to make Nevada an anti-choice state, I realized the seriousness of the conservative effort to turn back the clock on choice," Titus said.
"Furthermore, I agree with Senator Reid's comment that the Supreme Court should not just be a good ole boys' club. I might add, neither should the governor's office in Nevada," Titus said.
Titus and other Democrats are troubled that Judge Alito has been consistently overruled by the moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Conner whom he would replace.
"I encourage you to oppose the nomination and call upon President Bush to nominate a judge who will protect the rights of Nevadans, keep government off our backs, out of our bedrooms, away from our wallets, and definitely out of decisions that should be between a woman, her God and her doctor.
Senate hearings on Alito's nomination are not expected until January but national pro-choice groups have researched his record and determined his views and votes would imperil a woman's right to choose.
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