Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch:
Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, has called upon U.S. Senators to do everything necessary to block Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
The President created an ideological litmus test for his judicial nominees, promising to only put forth Supreme Court nominees who would automatically overturn Roe v. Wade. Gorsuch has demonstrated that he will go to extraordinary lengths to block women’s access to basic reproductive health care. Women deserve access to safe, high-quality abortion care and any nominee who cannot show with certainty that they will uphold Constitutional protections is not fit to sit on the bench.
Based on his record, writings, and the circumstances of his nomination, we believe Gorsuch would put women’s lives and health in jeopardy and we strongly oppose his nomination.
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Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation
202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers. Our members include individuals, private and non-profit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals who together care for approximately half the women who choose abortion in the U.S. and Canada each year. Our members also include public hospitals and both public and private clinics in Mexico City and private clinics in Colombia. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women.