Trump SCOTUS Pick: All* Above All Responds
Donald Trump has announced that his nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacant for nearly a full year is Neil Gorsuch, currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Trump has repeatedly pledged to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Destiny Lopez, Co-Director of All* Above All, issued the following statement:“This administration has already made clear their contempt for women’s health, established law, and the protections of the constitution. Neil Gorsuch’s position on abortion rights isn’t clear, though he did side with Hobby Lobby that bosses should be allowed to deny birth control coverage to women employees. And given Trump’s promise to punish women for abortion, we should expect the worst. Any nominee who would overturn four decades of precedent upholding an essential right is unacceptable. Trump has no mandate to stack the court with ideologues who want to take away women’s basic rights, and we implore Senators who would defend women’s health to ask the tough questions and, if necessary, fight this pick every step of the way.”