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Nov. 4, 2005
The Supreme Court 
The liberal, pro-abortion, anti-family, anti-religious freedom left has come unglued over the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This time, President Bush has named someone who appears to be conservative and, according to Gary Bauer’s American Values fax message of 10/31/05, “has more judicial experience than 105 of the 109 justices who have served on the Supreme Court.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement that said in part, “If confirmed, Judge Alito will help to solidify a conservative block of the Supreme Court committed to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Judge Alito has a substantial record upon which to base an informed opinion about his judicial temperament and jurisprudence. Despite his overwhelming qualifications, there is little doubt the nomination of Judge Alito will meet with harsh resistance from liberals in the Senate who see the courts as a vehicle for their activist agendas.”

Mat Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, stated in a news release, “Samuel Alito is currently a judge on the Philadelphia-based Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Alito was appointed to that court by President George H.W. Bush. Judge Alito has a strong conservative judicial philosophy, writing opinions in some very high profile cases. Judge Alito wrote the only dissent in Planned Parenthood v. Casey at the Third Circuit, stating that he would have found a state law constitutional that required women to notify their husbands prior to having an abortion. Judge Alito’s opinion was not adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court, but Justice Rehnquist, who dissented on Casey, quoted Alito’s dissent.”

Planned Parenthood is demanding that the Senate reject Judge Alito. In their stated opinion, “It is outrageous that President Bush would replace a moderate conservative like Justice O’Connor with a conservative hardliner.”

We will keep you informed as we learn more about Judge Alito’s record.

Potential Conservative Nominee Undermined by RNC Co-Chairman 
Tony Perkins’ Washington Update 10/25/05, a publication of Family Research Council, pointed out that Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund reported that Republican National Committee Co-Chair JoAnn Davidson vetoed the consideration of U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alice Batchelder for the Supreme Court. Republican leaders had assured pro-family groups that Davidson, a former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and a known pro-abortion-choice activist, would not try to influence policy when she was named to the RNC post. Grassroots leaders in Ohio report that Speaker Davidson tangled with Judge Batchelder’s husband, William, when he was a pro-life representative in the state legislature.

Pro-life members of the Republican National Committee who opposed her selection for RNC Co-Chair were schmoozed by high-ranking Republican officials, and President Bush even spoke to them in Davidson’s favor. They were assured that she would not use her position to advance anti-life policies.

One is reminded of the adage, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

American Girl Customers Leave Catalogue Mailing List 
The American Girl Christmas catalogue is currently arriving in mail boxes across the country, and people are calling the customer service number (1-800-845-0005) to request that their names be removed from the mailing list as long as American Girl maintains it affiliation with Girls, Inc. American Girl, headquartered in Chicago, is a company that makes dolls and accessories that reflect various periods of American History, also produces a series of books related to each doll, telling the story of her life during a particular period in our history. Until now, everything connected with American Girl has been wholesome, educational, and all-around delightful.

Unfortunately, American Girl has entered into an arrangement with Girls, Inc. to sell bracelets with the message “I Can,” so that funds raised could help girls with self-esteem and scholastic issues. However, Girls, Inc., according to its website, backs abortion and supports Roe v. Wade, views highly inconsistent with American Girl’s image and extremely troubling to parents.

The Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League has called for a boycott of American Girl products during the 2005 Christmas season unless the company severs its ties with the pro-abortion group.

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