December 14, 2004
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates surprised Supreme Court observers with a prediction over the weekend that pro-life Chief Justice William Rehnquist was just days away from announcing his retirement. Officials at NARAL put out a press release saying new president Nancy Keenan was ready to comment if he stepped down.
What NARAL is telling its membership goes even further.
In emails to abortion advocates, NARAL says rumors "are flying" that "President Bush is ready to elevate extreme far-right Justice Antonin Scalia to Chief Justice should current Chief Justice William Rehnquist retire."
The pro-abortion organization contends Scalia, who is pro-life, "is out of step with the American people and is one of the Court's most virulent opponents" of abortion.
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