ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Timothy D. Stanley letter: Prepare for worst if Alito is confirmed

Regarding "Abortion to affect campaign" (Don Davis column, Sunday, Nov. 6): I could not agree more with Davis and by extension, with Sen. Becky Lourey. If Samuel Alito is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court early next year, Minnesotans should pre...

We are part of The Trust Project.

Regarding "Abortion to affect campaign" (Don Davis column, Sunday, Nov. 6):

I could not agree more with Davis and by extension, with Sen. Becky Lourey. If Samuel Alito is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court early next year, Minnesotans should prepare themselves for yet another in a series of legislative sessions paralyzed by abortion politics. If Alito replaces the moderate Sandra Day O'Connor, the high court will clearly and decisively shift in a direction that threatens fundamental freedoms, including a woman's right to choose.

Sensing their 15 minutes of fame, anti-choice activists in every state in the union will be rushing to pass legislation in hopes that their bill is the one that winds its way to the Supreme Court to become the case that overturns Roe v. Wade, or at the very least eviscerates the landmark decision beyond recognition.

Justice O'Connor will sit on the court until a successor is named. I urge the Senate to conduct thorough confirmation hearings and examine Judge Alito's record as a judicial activist. Pro-choice Minnesotans want the Senate to confirm someone who will preserve the court's balance and respect fundamental rights such as a woman's right to choose.

Timothy D. Stanley

ADVERTISEMENT

Executive Director

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice America

St. Paul

What To Read Next
A couple of bills introduced quietly would help feed students in public schools
Mikkel Pates set the standard for agricultural journalism during his 44-year career in the region, working for Agweek, The Forum and the Worthington Globe.
The administration at Theodore Roosevelt National Park is bent on getting rid of the horses, which means getting rid of vital living history and a major draw to the park.
Fargo city commission hand-wringing over northside Red River crossing is short-sighted