For Immediate Release: Saturday, September 19, 2020
South Carolina — In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Senator Lindsey Graham is already doubling down on the Republican-led strategy to jam through another nomination and install another Trump ideologue to the Court, even as Americans are casting their ballots in the November presidential election.
Just days before her death, Justice Ginsburg made her final wish clear: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” It’s clear that reproductive freedom is on the line like never before, and a Trump supermajority on the Court would be devastating for our rights and freedoms for decades to come.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“It’s clear that when it comes to our fundamental freedoms, we’ve reached an all-out state of emergency, especially after the devastating loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Radical Right has spent decades in a coordinated effort to take over our courts with the explicit intention of halting progress, ending Roe, and furthering their agenda of power and control. Rather than honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy or upholding the values of a strong majority of Americans, politicians like Senator Graham are trying to jam through a nominee determined to gut reproductive freedom. Make no mistake, we will fight like hell to make sure that politicians like Lindsey Graham, who have vowed to rubber-stamp Trump and Mitch McConnell’s efforts to stack our courts with ideologues, are held to account.”
Just last week, Graham earned an ‘A’ rating from extremist anti-choice organization Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List for his dangerous positions attacking reproductive freedom, underscoring just how wildly out of touch he is with the majority of Americans who believe politicians have no place interfering in personal decisions about pregnancy.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is in the midst of our largest-ever electoral program designed to reach, persuade, and mobilize key voters, including South Carolinians who are motivated by Senator Graham’s betrayal of their values and Trump and Republicans’ unyielding attacks on reproductive freedom. Come November, NARAL and its 2.5 million members are ready to vote out Donald Trump, flip the Senate, and hold senators like Lindsey Graham accountable.
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.