Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch:
Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader McConnell orchestrated a vote to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch could be confirmed with a simple majority.
We have serious concerns that as a Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch will continue his record of undermining reproductive freedom. His hostility to Roe v. Wade poses a threat to women’s health and safety and women’s ability to access safe, legal abortion care.
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.