UPDATE, 9:12a: The Washington Post blog has thoughts about the minority’s pick of Charmaine to testify on the pro-life issue today:

Yoest is a calm, articulate, smart abortion opponent — the kind who gives abortion-rights supporters nightmares.

[HT: Colleen O’B]
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charmaine head shot.jpgI previously wrote that Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, would be the sole pro-lifer testifying at Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotmayor’s Senate confirmation hearings.
Charmaine has posted on AUL’s blog that today’s the day. Here are details:

My testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon – please tune in and then let us know what you think. If you’re not able to view the hearings on TV, you can view the hearings online at C-Span.org. We’ve heard that some of the Senators want to do some aggressive questioning, so we appreciate your support….

We have worked tirelessly to educate the Senators and pro-life Americans about Judge Sotomayor’s record on abortion. You can view our work that includes charts, op-eds and fact sheets at Sotomayor411.com.
AUL Senior Fellow Dawn Eden has done a terrific job live-blogging the Sotomayor hearings. Following her live-blogging will give you the latest information about these crucial hearings….
If you are on Facebook or Twitter, please take a minute to find me there. I will be “tweeting” from behind the scenes as we get ready for my testimony tomorrow….

Charmaine tweeted she is only allowed 5 minutes to testify. What to expect in that 5 minutes? From an interview Charmaine did with Fox July 12:

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