06/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Abortion Rights Backers Reassured On Sotomayor

The White House scrambled yesterday to assuage worries from liberal groups about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's scant record on abortion rights, delivering strong but vague assurances that the Supreme Court nominee agrees with President Obama's belief in constitutional protections for a woman's right to the procedure.

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