Operation Rescue Goes Predictably Negative, Crazy On Sotomayor

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In a Photoshop job that, were it about a child, might cause Sarah Palin to resign yet again, Operation Rescue's Randall Terry is calling for the defeat of Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court — and he's not alone.


Joining him on his likely futile tour of churches and Senatorial offices will be the original Jane Roe, Norma McCorvey, who went from being the poster child of the pro-choice movement (outing her identity of her own volition and even penning a book about her experience) to being the poster child of the abortion-regret movement... despite never having one. She was lured away from the pro-choice movement while working at a women's health clinic when Operation Rescue moved in next door and its volunteers behaved nicely to her. It's obviously not an oft-used tactic with them — and wasn't in keeping with their initial campaign of harassment and vilification of McCorvey, though they've now convinced her that the pro-choice movement was behind it all.

Mr. Terry's 12-city tour against Sotomayor amounts to little more than an effort to publicize certain American Catholic bishops' decisions to continue offering the sacrament of Communion to pro-choice politicians, including Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, and to try to encourage an unlikely group of Democratic Senators to support their efforts to portray Sotomayor — whose stance on the kinds of abortion cases the Supreme Court tends to hear is not particularly clear — as a baby-killer.

Terry's main concern is that Republicans will "refuse" to filibuster Sotomayor — which, without one Democratic Senator refusing to support cloture, they can't. He says.

"To refuse to filibuster is to bow in abject obedience to the Angel of Death"

Perhaps with more of Terry's thoughtful rhetoric put on display for the masses, he can reverse the supposed trend of more people identifying as pro-life?

Randall Terry Launches "Defeat Sotomayor" Tour [Feministing]
'These Steps Are Covered With Blood' [The Guardian]
Terry Launches 12 City "Defeat Sotomayor" Tour [Right Wing Watch]


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"To refuse to filibuster is to bow in abject obedience to the Angel of Death"

Please someone say this phrase aloud at the hearings next week.