In addition to being "loud" in my daily life and also sending letters to people in congress, I encourage all of you to be aware as well...
(***This post is serious, and I apologize but I wanted to put this information out there.***)
I AM WORRIED about our Supreme Court!
» In Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Judge Alito expressed support for a Pennsylvania law that required most married women, including many abused women, to notify their husbands prior to obtaining an abortion.
» Sometime between 1981 and 1985, Alito was involved in the legal analysis which became the basis of the Reagan administration's attempt to overturn Roe V. Wade.
» As a judge, Alito in 2004 voted to approve a ruling that a strip-search of a 10-year-old girl during a police raid of her father's house did not violate the Constitution.
» In 1997, Judge Alito found the claims of racial discrimination in the hiring practices of a hotel to be unfounded. The majority opinion rejected Alito's reasoning and found in favor of the plaintiffs.
» Alito ruled in 1996 on the side of gun dealers selling outlawed machine guns in Pennsylvania.
» In a 1985 job application to become deputy assistant to the U.S. attorney general, Alito wrote that he was against particular affirmative action programs and that "...the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion." He added, "I personally believe very strongly" in this legal position.
If you also do not agree with these views, please make your voice heard.