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May 19, 2011

Anti-Choice Senators Block Goodwin Liu Nomination

After more than a year of delay, right-wing politicians block vote on progressive nominee

Washington D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called U.S. Senate’s rejection of Goodwin Liu a step backward in protecting freedom and privacy for future generations.

”Anti-choice lawmakers’ refusal to confirm Goodwin Liu, a distinguished law professor and champion of the constitutional right to privacy, proves that they value their extreme, ideological agenda over the priorities of the American people,” Keenan said. “These politicians have taken their attacks on women’s right to privacy to a new level by denying a highly qualified and respected judicial nominee his rightful place on the bench.”

Goodwin Liu is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an accomplished lawyer with a distinguished record of working to protect civil rights. In his scholarly writings, he has defended the right to privacy and reproductive choice. 

Over the last year, NARAL Pro-Choice America activists sent more than 20,000 messages to Congress urging Goodwin Liu’s confirmation.

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