The Senate Judiciary Committee today released four documents providing additional background on Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, including a 57-page Judiciary Committee questionnaire and a 1989 Texans United for Life survey in which Miers reveals her views on abortion. Also released were a financial disclosure form dated Oct. 17, 2005, and a financial statement outlining Miers’ net worth.

All four documents are available in PDF format through two sources:

In the Texans United survey, Miers indicated she would:

  • Support ratification of a state constitutional amendment to prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent death of the mother.
  • Support legislation to prohibit abortion, in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
  • Oppose the use of public monies for abortion.
  • Refuse the endorsement of any organization that supports abortion on demand.
  • Use her influence as an elected official to promote the anti-abortion cause.
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