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August 6, 2009

NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds Senate's Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, hailed the U.S. Senate for voting to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Today's historic vote is a sign of progress for Americans who want a Supreme Court that values individual freedom and privacy," Keenan said. "During the hearings, Judge Sotomayor articulated several times that the constitutional right to privacy includes the right to choose. Her responses to privacy-related questions, along with the strong support she received from key pro-choice allies in the Senate, are among the reasons pro-choice Americans support this nomination. We congratulate soon-to-be Justice Sotomayor, whose impressive legal credentials now include the title of associate justice on the nation's highest court."

On July 21, NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice New York announced the organizations' support for Judge Sotomayor's confirmation. That statement is available here.

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