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Harriet Miers on Abortion

Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. George W. Bush 2005; withdrew)


Fought ABA endorsement of Roe v. Wade

The presidentís agents were busy reassuring supporters that Miers is rock solid on abortion, though of course she cannot say so. About the only evidence is her performance as head of the Texas Bar Association in fighting endorsement of the Roe v. Wade decision by the American Bar Association.
Source: Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times , Oct 4, 2005

Prohibit all abortions except to prevent motherís death

Q: If Congress passes a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit abortion except when it was necessary to prevent the death of the mother, would you actively support its ratification by the Texas Legislature?

A: Yes.

Q: If the Supreme Courts returns to the states the right to restrict abortion, would you actively support legislation that would reinstate our 1973 abortion law that prohibited all abortions except those necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

A: Yes.

Source: Texans United for Life Survey , Apr 11, 1989

Oppose the use of public funds for abortion

Q: Will you oppose the use of public monies for abortion except where necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

A: Yes.

Q: Will you oppose the use of city funds or facilities by any persons, groups, clinics or organizations to promote, encourage or provide referrals for abortions?

A: Yes.

Source: Texans United for Life Survey , Apr 11, 1989

Against the appointment of pro-choice persons to city boards

Q: Will you vote against the appointment of pro-abortion persons to city boards or committees that deal with health issues?

A: Yes. (To the extent pro-life views are relevant.)

Source: Texans United for Life Survey , Apr 11, 1989

Promote the pro-life movementís goals in press conferences

Q: Would you refuse the endorsement of any organization that supports abortion-on-demand?

A: Yes.

Q: Will you participate in press conferences to promote the goals of the pro-life movement?

A: Yes.

Source: Texans United for Life Survey , Apr 11, 1989

Promote the pro-life cause as an elected official

Q: Will you use your influence as an elected official within the confines of your oath of office to promote the pro-life cause?

A: Yes.

Q: Will you participate in pro-life rallies and special events?

A: Yes.

Source: Texans United for Life Survey , Apr 11, 1989

Other Justices on Abortion: Harriet Miers on other issues:
Samuel Alito
Stephen Breyer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elena Kagan
Anthony Kennedy
John Roberts
Antonin Scalia
Sonia Sotomayor
Clarence Thomas

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David Souter
Sandra Day O'Connor
William Rehnquist
John Paul Stevens

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Page last updated: Mar 08, 2014