July 11, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Condemns Anti-Choice Judicial Nominee Stephen Clark

Urges Senate To Reject Nominee

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

After the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of anti-choice judicial nominee Stephen Clark to the Eastern District of Missouri, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump and the GOP are pushing through judicial nominees that will carry out their brutal ideology at every level of our judiciary. Stephen Clark is no exception. Clark has spent his legal career working against reproductive freedom—including access to abortion and contraception. Clark even inaccurately and irresponsibly used misinformation to pedal the myth that birth control is dangerous to women’s health—a lie routinely disproved by medical professionals and scientific evidence. Clark’s record indicates he will use his position of influence to carry out an anti-choice agenda, and we urge the Senate to reject this nominee.”

Stephen Clark worked closely with well-known anti-choice activists on a brief opposing the ACA’s contraceptive-coverage policy. He has also represented anti-choice groups in various lawsuits and is active in anti-choice-activist Leonard Leo’s Federalist Society. To learn more about Clark’s anti-choice record, visit NARAL’s judicial nominees webpage.


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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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