By Mark Memmott

Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor just had this exchange with Sen. Al Franken on the hot-button issue of a woman's right to an abortion:

Franken --
"In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court found that the fundamental right to privacy included the right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. And, as Sen. Specter said, that's been upheld or ruled on many times. Do you believe that this right to privacy includes the right to have an abortion?"
Sotomayor --
"The court has said, in many cases and as I think has been repeated in the court's jurisprudence in Casey, that there is a right to privacy that women have with respect to the termination of their pregnancies in certain situations."

Here's what it sounded like:


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3:29 - July 15, 2009