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Specter Pointedly Questions Roberts on Abortion

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Specter Pointedly Questions Roberts on Abortion

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Specter Pointedly Questions Roberts on Abortion

Specter Pointedly Questions Roberts on Abortion

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Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) devotes nearly all of his questions to John Roberts to the subject of abortion. Specter showed no caution in pressing the chief justice nominee — not just on the Supreme Court's rulings, but on Roberts' own views on abortion. Roberts declined to comment on the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, but he said "it is a jolt to the legal system when you overturn precedent."

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