Judges are not supposed to be politicians – their personal views on policy shouldn’t matter, because they are put on the bench to judge impartially according to the Constitution and the laws. They are not supposed to create public policy, and therefore their positions on issues shouldn’t matter.
Yet abortion is more than an issue. The protection of life is the very purpose of judges, courts, and governments. Part of being qualified as a judge, therefore, is to embrace that purpose, and to understand that the right to life is exactly what our Declaration of Independence says it is – unalienable.
Some 82 percent of Americans don’t want a Supreme Court Justice who would support late-term abortion . That does not just reflect their views on abortion. It reflects their views on what being a Justice means.