July 18, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement On Anti-Choice Judicial Nominee Andrew Oldham

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

After the Senate voted to confirm Donald Trump’s latest anti-choice judicial nominee Andrew Oldham to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:

“Women and families in Texas face incredible barriers to accessing reproductive healthcare, yet Andrew Oldham has spent his career chipping away at our already tenuous rights. Oldham’s track records proves time and time again that he will be a foot soldier for the anti-choice movement’s agenda, which includes overturning and gutting Roe v. Wade and criminalizing abortion. He now has a platform to execute his anti-choice worldview for decades to come. As Donald Trump and the anti-choice GOP continue to stack the courts against women and families, Oldham’s confirmation should concern every American that believes in the judiciary’s essential role in upholding our basic freedoms.”

Andrew Oldham defended a Texas regulation that defunded Planned Parenthood by prohibiting organizations that provide abortion care from receiving funding through the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). He also defended Texas’ egregious Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) law, which was struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

To learn more about the anti-choice records of Andrew Oldham or any of Trump’s nominees, 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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