FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017
Today at CPAC, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made the argument that NARAL Pro-Choice America and many others have been making about Neil Gorsuch: he will not be an independent check on the executive branch. Rather, he will be a justice to carry out Donald Trump’s vision for America and cement Trump’s policies for generations to come.
During today’s session, Priebus said:
“Because Neil Gorsuch represents a conservative — represents the type of judge that has the vision of Donald Trump and it fulfills the promise that he made to all of you and to all Americans across the country.”
Statement of Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America:
“Reince let the cat out of the bag. Far from the mainstream image he is trying to project, Neil Gorsuch will rule according to Donald Trump’s vision for America. A vision that Trump has made clear includes ending abortion, banning people based on their religion and denying basic rights to LGBTQ people. We thank Reince for making it crystal clear: Gorsuch will not be an independent justice, he will be a rubber stamp on Trump’s agenda. At a time where Americans are in the streets and packing town halls demanding elected officials stand up for our rights, every single senator — Democrat or Republican — should take heed and voice clear opposition to this extreme and dangerous pick.”
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.”