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Abortion Will be Key Issue for Souter Replacement

Operation Rescue vows to fight any nominee that will uphold wrongly-decided Roe v. Wade

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org
WASHINGTON, May 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Justice David Souter is set to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of the session in June, according to news reports. This will be President Barack Obama's first opportunity to make an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman makes the following statement in response to Justice Souter's pending retirement:

"Operation Rescue will actively oppose any nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court that will disregard the lives of the pre-born and uphold the wrongly-decided case of Roe v. Wade.

"Obama received greater than expected opposition to his nomination of extremist pro-abort Kathleen Sebelius to HHS. He can only expect that opposition will continue to grow if he has the poor sense to appoint a justice that will promote abortion from the bench.

"Obama has been spanked over the past 100 days on the issue of abortion. There has been a growing grassroots opposition to his invitation to speak at Notre Dame, along with the Sebelius fiasco. On Wednesday he backed away from the Freedom of Choice Act, something he promised to sign as his first act as president, saying it was 'not the highest legislative priority.'

"Obama is vulnerable on the matter of abortion and will continue to be so. Just yesterday, a Pew Poll showed that since August, support for abortion in our country decreased by an amazing eight percent. Obama may find it harder than he thinks to push through a radical pro-abortion activist to the nation's highest court, as he has promised to abortion groups like Planned Parenthood during the campaign."

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.