WASHINGTON, DC — The Independent Women’s Forum is disappointed by the efforts of those who would characterize Supreme Court nominee, Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. as anti-woman due to his lack of support for initiatives such as “comparable worth.”

“The attempt by some on the left to portray John Roberts as hostile to women is simply silly,” said IWF visiting fellow Jennifer Braceras.

“John Roberts has a strong record of supporting women’s rights and, indeed, is married to a strong, professional woman. It is true that in the 1980s John Roberts, like the majority of Americans, opposed attempts by radical feminists to legislatively mandate gender quotas and a Marxist wage-setting system. To say that Roberts is hostile to women because he opposed these radical initiatives simply defies common sense,” continued Braceras.

Last week the American Bar Association unanimously voted to give Roberts a “well qualified” rating — their highest rating. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings on his confirmation on September 6.

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