David Bereit, executive director of American Life League, issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Samuel Alito as justice to the U.S. Supreme Court:
We are extremely hopeful that the confirmation of Samuel Alito will lead to a greater protection of all human life including innocent children at risk of losing their lives to abortion. Justice Alito's confirmation to the nation's highest court offers pro-life Americans reason for hope and optimism about the future. His record suggests that he will help to ensure justice for all Americans – born and pre-born.
Justice Alito's confirmation was not an easy victory, but pro-lifers worked tirelessly to ensure that the tragedy of abortion was a focal point throughout the confirmation process. Prior to the vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, ALL representatives delivered thousands of petitions signed by citizens across the country calling for the approval of Judge Alito. Efforts like this were crucial in helping to assure Justice Alito's confirmation.
Pro-life Americans are praying that Justice Alito will live up to his promise, and uphold a strict interpretation of constitutional law – not legislate from the bench. There is nothing in the United States Constitution that gives anyone a right to kill an innocent human person, by abortion or any other means, and we are hopeful that Justice Alito will recognize that reality in all abortion related decisions that come before him on our nation's highest court.
Release issued: 31 Jan 06