Alarming News

January 30, 2006

Question

The Republican Majority for Choice has released a statement supporting Lincoln Chaffee’s decision to vote against confirming Alito.

Here is the comment:

The Republican Majority for Choice is proud to stand with Senator Lincoln Chafee in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. We strongly agree with Senator Chafee that Judge Alito’s consistently anti-choice record simply cannot be ignored. Furthermore, after Judge Alito continually side-stepped the issue of whether or not the right to privacy in the Constitution extends to reproductive choice….

Look at that last line. Alito has refused to answer whether ‘the right to privacy in the Constitution extends to reproductive choice’. Now, I’m no Constitutional scholar or anything so I have to ask: has the (actually nonexistent) ‘right to privacy in the Constitution’ ever been used to defend anything other than abortion?