Thursday, July 21, 2005

SCOTUS Nominee Roberts' Wife is a Feminist (of Sorts)

As scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts begins, various groups have discovered that Robert's wife, Jane Roberts, once served as the Executive Vice President of the adamantly pro-life Feminists For Life (FFL).

The FFL, according to their website, is dedicated "to systematically eliminating the root causes that drive women to abortion -- primarily lack of practical resources and support -- through holistic, woman-centered solutions."

Jane Roberts is herself an accomplished lawyer, and she continues to perform pro bono legal work for FFL. She is also a member of the board of governors of the John Carroll Society, a Catholic lay organization that sponsors the annual Washington archdiocesan Red Mass before the opening of the Supreme Court term.

John Roberts is, himself, a Catholic and a parishioner at Little Flower Parish in Bethesda, Maryland. Married in their forties John and Jane Roberts were unable to conceive children of their own, but have adopted a boy and a girl. "I think right now undoubtedly what John likes is spending time with Jack and Josie [his young children]," said Richard Lazarus, a Georgetown law professor and long-time friend of Roberts. [HT: LS News]

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