For Immediate Release; September 26, 2020Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Donald Trump’s hasty nomination of a third Supreme Court justice threatens our basic rights and freedoms, including abortion access. As…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  NAF and our members mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a true champion for gender equality and an unmatched guardian of each individual’s right to…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the passing of Representative John Lewis: Representative John Lewis was a hero: a man of courage, conviction, and wisdom; an unrelenting champion of civil rights, racial justice, women’s rights, and abortion rights; an exemplar who never gave up…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo: We are relieved and encouraged that our member clinics in Louisiana will be able to continue providing the safe, compassionate abortion care that their patients need. People…

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The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the U.S. Supreme Court blocking Louisiana’s anti-abortion law, challenged in June Medical Services v. Gee: We are relieved this unconstitutional law will not go into effect tomorrow. This will allow those who had their state-mandated, medically-unnecessary ultrasound today and…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today’s vote to confirm President Trump’s anti-woman U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, confirms what we already know: The Trump administration and anti-abortion politicians have zero regard for the real-life experiences of women in America. We have…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The Senate Judiciary Committee members who voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today sent a clear message to Americans: overruling Roe v. Wade trumps everything. But there is more at stake than just Roe. The Supreme Court…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Given all we have learned about Brett Kavanaugh in recent weeks—including multiple sexual assault allegations and his dishonest testimony before Congress—we call for Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. We have adamantly…

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Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director, Communications & Membership at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS: President Trump promised to put forth a nominee who would oppose Roe v. Wade, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh has passed this litmus test. Kavanaugh has been approved by ultraconservative and anti-abortion…

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