For Immediate Release: Friday, July 15, 2022
Washington, DC — Today, news broke that the Biden administration has decided not to move ahead with the nomination of Chad Meredith, who has a lengthy record of hostility towards reproductive freedom. As Solicitor General of Kentucky, Meredith defended Kentucky’s anti-choice mandatory ultrasound law, a targeted restriction on abortion providers (TRAP) law that would have closed down the state’s single abortion clinic, and other restrictions on abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:
“We’re pleased that the Biden administration made this decision—it’s the right call. With abortion rights and access on the line in Kentucky and across the country, it is absolutely essential that all judges defend and uphold our fundamental rights and freedoms, including reproductive freedom.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.