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July 28, 2014

STATEMENT: NARAL Pro-Choice America on Pamela Harris’ Confirmation to the Fourth Circuit

Washington, D.C- Today, Pamela Harris was confirmed to a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement from President Ilyse Hogue:

"At a time when Americans are demonstrating deep concern about courts stacked with activist judges, we are thrilled to see Pamela Harris appointed to the bench. Harris' confirmation will bring more balance to the federal court of appeals—a move in the right direction.

"Harris has made a name for herself fighting for what she believes in. Her brilliant legal mind and unimpeachable record of upholding the Constitution is exactly what Americans are looking for on the bench.

"We are encouraged that this Congress has confirmed another federal judge who has steadfastly protected reproductive rights as enshrined in Roe v. Wade. Harris follows the recent confirmation of Ronnie White to serve as a United States district court judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: these two nominees reflect Americans' belief that the federal bench should be populated by highly qualified individuals with a record of safeguarding our constitutional rights."

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