FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2017
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement in response to Judge Gorsuch’s comments on Roe v. Wade in today’s Supreme Court hearing:
“Neil Gorusch failed the first test laid out for him by deflecting on his position of Roe v. Wade. Justices Roberts and Alito once issued similar, unacceptable non-answers themselves. Gorsuch’s record gives us all the clues we need to conclude that he will be the justice that Trump promised—one who will vote to overturn this popular precedent. The stakes are too high.
“Senators must not let our nation’s highest court be co-opted by a judge handpicked to fulfill President Trump’s dangerous and dystopian agenda. A ‘no’ vote is not enough for the Americans who stand to lose so much if Judge Gorsuch makes it to the bench. Senate Democrats must filibuster this nominee.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”