The judge’s answer to the senator’s question was miles wide of the mark, and indicated either that she does not know the truth about the constitutional law of abortion in our country, or that she is willing—for whatever reason—to mischaracterize the matter before a national audience.If you don't know that Roe v. Wade made abortion-on-demand legal throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy, Dr. Franck's article is an excellent tutorial. Regarding Judge Sotomayor, here's his conclusion:
She has no excuse not to know what Sen. Coburn was getting at. She has no excuse not knowing that abortion on demand has been the law of the land since January 22, 1973. She has even less excuse covering that up in a nationally broadcast congressional hearing, if she does know it.