Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Miers on Abortion

So far the only evidence of Harriet Mier's opinions on abortion that I've seen is this AP article linked to from national review. As president of the Texas State Bar she urged the national American Bar Association to reconsider its pro-Roe stance by holding a nationwide member referendum. (The ABA rejected the Texas Bar's request that the ABA position be put to a vote.)

6 comments:

Father Martin Fox said...

Another item of proof being offered is a small donation to a prolife group. However, she also donated to Gore in '88, Bentsen, and the DNC.

Whatever the donations mean, its rather funny that some are arguing that the political donations are meaningless, because she just "went along" with the firm; but then its argued her prolife donation is terribly meaningful.

Darwin said...

Yeah. I have to say I'm seriously disappointed with the Mier's nomination. Although Roberts lacked much paper trail on abortion, his wife has a pretty good record, and he has a strong reputation for being a very, very good lawyer and possessing a conservative judicial philosophy.

Miers has none of that going for her. And the fact that most mainstream conservative writers I respect are so disappointed doesn't seem like a good sign to me.

If Miers turns out to be safe on pro-life issues, it'll be by chance, not design, so far as I can tell. And this is a case where I would definately like to see some intelligent design rather than blind forces at work.

strivingforholiness said...

I'm praying that Bush picked her because she is prolife, but without a background that points this out..then the proabortion people won't have anything to use against her...wishful thinking, I know, but I can hope and pray! Hope your visit is going well...God bless!!

mr. felderhoff said...

One thing to remember about that Gore donation in '88 and her other DNC-type contributions is that Texas Democrats (as well as all SOUTHERN?) Democrats were a conservative lot (think Zell Miller, but less of a firebrand). However, as the Democrats as a whole have leaned towards left field (foul territory?), many old time Democrats have found a new home in a more socially conservative party. FIW...

Father Martin Fox said...

About Miers' contributions to Gore, Bentsen and the DNC in the '80s . . .

Ms. Miers may feel differently today, but the fact is, Gore and Bentsen were clearly pro-abortion at that time, as was the DNC.

I'm not saying what these contributions mean; but insofar as people have pointed to a single, modest gift to a prolife organization as meaningful -- then these gifts are AS meaninful as that gift...

mr. felderhoff said...

Fair point, Fr. I was in 6th grade in 1988, so I wasn't too aware of the political landscape at the time. :-) I was more concerned whether or not Becky was interested in me.