By Kellan Howell and Jeffrey Anderson - The Washington TImes - The Washington Times Shares
"When she was finally confirmed, after waiting 684 days, the senator from Illinois voted against the historic nomination. I would never suggest — even with veiled rhetoric — that Judge Rogers Brown's race was the reason for the Senator from Illinois' opposition to her nomination, and he should extend that same courtesy to me and my colleagues," he said.
"This language paves the way for political leaders in the future to interfere even more with a woman's basic personal health decisions," said Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat. "And it sets the tone for a dramatic expansion of abortion restriction for years to come."