The back-handed attack on Judge RobertsSince those on the left are unable to effectively engage in a smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts (his record, after all, does not lend itself to smearing), some of them have resorted to perhaps the lowest tactic imaginable: They have attempted to attack Judge Roberts through his wife. Apparently, Judge Roberts’ wife has been very adamant in her pro-life views. She has represented pro-life persons and organizations in pro bono work, and she has been unashamed to make her views on the question of abortion widely known. Hence, the abortionists, led by NARAL, NOW, etc, are now openly saying that we can view Mrs. Roberts’ views as a reflection of her husband’s.
Obviously, I think it is a safe bet that Judge Roberts is pro-life. However, the femi-Nazi element of the Democratic Party is showing their hypocrisy. For years, these people have claimed to tout the ability of women to think for themselves independent of the men who they have chosen to tie themselves to. Women can think independently, so that is not an extreme principle in the least. It shows a poor regard for Mrs. Roberts’ independence of mind, however, for the pro-abortion left to merely assume that because Mrs. Roberts believes something, Judge Roberts must also believe it, or that Mrs. Roberts is bound to believe as her husband does.
As Rush Limbaugh pointed out on his program today, the so-called pro-choice movement is a mass contradiction. They say they believe in “choice,” but the only choice they truly believe in is the “choice” to abort the child. If one phrases choice in terms of choosing life, the pro-death side will tell you that this is not truly pro-choice. The Roberts’ pro-life convictions are unacceptable to the abortionists precisely because they are not pro-choice. They do not accept or respect the choice of many people in this country, including Judge and Mrs. Roberts, to choose to protect life and not to destroy it.