Janet Reno on Abortion
Former Attorney General; Democratic Challenger FL Governor
“A woman’s right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy is fundamental,” Reno testified to the committee considering Kennedy’s bill.
She endorsed the bill’s criminal sanctions against those committing violence against clinic personnel and patients, threatening providers, pr obstructing or destroying clinics. Though she acknowledged protestors’ right of free speech and the “extraordinarily delicate balance that we have to strike between the rights of all people involved,” she yielded no ground when challenged by antiabortion senators who claimed that the access law would be held unconstitutional.
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