Romney's Far-Right Right-Hand Man
Last week, leading media organizations turned to NARAL Pro-Choice America for our analysis of 12 announced and potential Republican presidential candidates.
The big take-home: these candidates are all trying to outdo each other on who can be the most hostile to a woman's right to choose.
Now, ThinkProgress is reporting that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has selected Robert Bork as the co-chair of his campaign's "Justice Advisory Committee."
Who is Robert Bork?
Back in the '80s, he was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Americans quickly learned just how extreme Bork's views were: he had spoken out against civil rights, a woman's right to choose, the right to use birth control, and equal protection for women under the Constitution.
Fortunately, a bipartisan majority of senators voted to reject Robert Bork. If Bork had been confirmed to the Supreme Court, it's very possible that Roe v. Wade would have been overturned.
So, it's telling that this is a man Gov. Romney chooses to take his "justice advice" from.