Apr 21, 2010 1:57 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Obama to Hill leaders: No litmus tests on abortion

President Barack Obama says there won't be any "litmus tests" for a Supreme Court nominee, but he wants someone who recognizes individual aspirations, and "that includes women's rights."

The president said he was confident the Senate would offer a smooth, civil and thoughtful confirmation process for his eventual choice. Obama spoke as he began a meeting with Senate leaders at the White House.

Asked if he could nominate someone who did not support abortion rights, Obama said his stand is like that of other presidents - no litmus tests. But he said he wants someone for the court who interprets the Constitution in a way that "takes into account individual rights."


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