Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Appeals court nominee William H. Pryor Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that abortion is "murder" and that the court case legalizing it is "the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law."
It was an unusually frank statement by a judicial nominee in a confirmation process that has become highly politicized, especially on the issue of abortion.
President Bush has nominated many pro-lifers to the federal bench, but the nominees usually avoid directly addressing the legality of abortion in Senate confirmation hearings.
Like other pro-life nominees facing fierce questioning from …