SEATTLE—Led by mothers and their children, thousands of union members and other health care advocates marched through the city here May 30 behind a giant banner that proclaimed, “Health care for All in 2009…We Can’t Afford to Wait.”
Starting with the president, people expressed profound sadness and outrage over the murder of Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita, Kan., church. Tiller, one of the few American physicians who performed late-term abortions, was gunned down while attending church services May 31.
This week, I nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals to replace Justice David Souter, who is retiring after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court. After reviewing many terrific candidates, I am certain that she is the right choice.