'Wanted Child': Sotomayor Phrase May Hint At Opinion On Abortion Rights

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In the recent New Yorker story on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lauren Collins slips in an un-reported quote from the newest justice, which minority senators might be kicking themselves for missing:

In 2000, at the graduation ceremony of the Bronx Leadership Academy, Sotomayor had said, "It is so exciting to be at the door of a major change in one's life. That's why brides and bridegrooms smile so much at weddings and why so many tears of joy are shed when a wanted child arrives"--her unprompted use of the phrase "wanted child" acknowledging the possibility that an expectant parent could feel otherwise

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