Bill Richardson on Abortion
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee
A: I checked up afterwards. White was for the right to choose, but he dissented on the opinion. When I was asked, I shouldn’t have said that. I’ve been in public life 25 years. You’re going to find a lot of these.
Q: You disagree with him on Roe v. Wade. Let’s do a do-over. Who is your model Supreme Court justice?
A: I would say two: Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who wrote the dissenting opinion on the abortion issue, who I think is a distinguished scholar. Earl Warren, you know, who led a number of civil rights efforts. But, you know, I did not know that record of Whizzer White when I said that.
Q: So we’re off Whizzer White now?
A: Well, yeah.
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