Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- While all of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president are pro-abortion, few have been so outspoken on the topic as Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), who has even gone so far as to misquote himself in trying to court abortion advocates.
On several occasions Sen. Kerry had stated that his first speech as senator was in support of Roe. V. Wade, but according to the Congressional Record his first speech, made on 3/19/85, "was made in opposition to President Reagan's push to build 21 MX missiles." When the inaccuracy of the senator's statement was brought to his attention, he said he would no longer make the claim.
But Sen. Kerry has not ceased to make clear what his goals are as president. In his re-announcement of his candidacy speech in September, he confirmed he will have a litmus test on judicial appointments.
"As President, I will only appoint Supreme Court Justices who will uphold a woman's right to choose," Sen. Kerry stated during the speech.
"I am prepared to filibuster, if necessary, any Supreme Court nominee who would turn back the clock on a woman's right to choose or the constitutional right to privacy,'' Kerry said in his remarks.
But while Kerry has been quite outspoken in his eagerness to put pro-abortion justices on the bench, he his critical of similar efforts to nominate pro-life justices.
"The test is basic -- any person who thinks it's his or her job to push an extreme political agenda rather than to interpret the law should not be a Supreme Court justice," Said Kerry during the Democratic party's meeting.
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