Sandra Day O’connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became
Its Most Influential Justice
by Joan Biskupic
Ecco (HarperCollins), 2005
(432 pages, $26.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Laura Echevarria
During her confirmation hearings in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor said that her views on the abortion issue were shaped by “my own upbringing, and my religious training, my background, my sense of family values, and my sense of how I should lead my own life.” Joan Biskupic points out that although an Episcopalian who attended services at the National Cathedral, O’Connor “had been raised outside organized religion.”
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Laura Echevarria is the former director of media relations for National Right to Life (www.nrlc.org) and is now a freelance writer working on her first book about the Democratic party and moral values. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children and attends Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.
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