Supreme Court Nominee Alito

By: Associted Press
By: Associted Press

Documents show Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito was pleased about anti-abortion efforts he backed while working in the solicitor general's office.

Alito wrote in 1985 that he was proud of his Reagan-era work helping the government argue that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion."

Alito wrote the comments in a document while applying to become deputy assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration. He said he was proud of his government work helping to -- as he put it -- "advance legal positions in which I personally believe very strongly."

Alito added he was "particularly proud" of his contribution on the abortion issue.

While expressing "great respect" for the precedent set by the Supreme Court in Roe versus Wade, Alito has not committed to upholding it.

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