Obama: No Litmus Tests on Abortion

I’m not sure we could have hoped for anything better. From ABC:

When asked if he would be willing to nominate someone who did not support a woman’s right to choose, the president said he does not have a litmus test.

“I will say the same thing that every President has said since this issue came up, which is I don’t have litmus tests around any of these issues,” Obama answered.

“I am somebody who believes that women should have the ability to make often very difficult decisions about their own bodies and issues of reproduction,” he added. “I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights.”


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