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All 34 Official Nods For Brett Kavanaugh Were By Men. Here's What 34 Women Think.

All 34 Official Nods For Brett Kavanaugh Were By Men. Here’s What 34 Women Think.

What Kennedy’s Retirement Means For Abortion 2 of 34 #SCOTUSPick Brett Kavanaugh wanted to keep a young undocumented woman JAILEDđź”— when the rest of his Circuit Court ordered her to be released to terminate her pregnancy. We refuse to let him erode our #reprofreedom & futures. TAKE ACTION to #StopKavanaugh → https://t.co/9FWmPJNczV pic.twitter.com/xeFnhLbD42 — NARAL (@NARAL) July 10, 2018 Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America “We can’t forget what America was like before Roe , and we know the reality today for so many women in so many states across the nation where our right to make the most fundamental decisions about our bodies, our families, and our lives has been all but eradicated. Kavanaugh would use the Court as a tool to doom all women to that fate. Ending Roe doesn’t end abortion; it simply means we have a country where abortion is illegal and women and doctors become criminals. Kavanaugh recently argued that a young woman, despite meeting all of Texas’ burdensome requirements to get an abortion, should not be permitted to access essential healthcare. He has also been a longtime conservative activist working to elect anti-choice politicians. It is clear that he will be a reliable vote to end Roe v. Wade , criminalize abortion, and punish women.” Advertisement 3 of 34 “ President Trump has vowed to nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court only justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade. ” Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center For Reproductive Rights “President Trump has vowed to nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court only justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade . In addition to this litmus test, he has also said women who have abortions should be punished. Today, with the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, the President is presumably making good on his Roe -reversal promise. Every Senator should assume that is the case, absent a clear and compelling statement from the nominee that he agrees with the rationale and premise of Roe v. Wade — that the right to abortion is among the Constitution’s guaranteed personal liberty rights.” 4 of 34 “ Trump has made it clear that he keeps his promises to slash women’s rights and access to healthcare. ” Stephanie Schriock, President, EMILY’s List “Whether he’s attempting to defund Planned Parenthood, reinstating the global gag rule, rolling back the contraception mandate, or appointing a wave of anti-choice judges to lifetime appointments, Trump has made it clear that he keeps his promises to slash women’s rights and access to healthcare. Any nominee — including Kavanaugh, handpicked by right-wing groups for his views on abortion rights, among other issues — who supports overturning Roe or placing even further restrictions on women’s access to reproductive healthcare is unfit to serve the American people; full stop.” 5 of 34 Young people know what’s at stake with this nomination. ” Rachel Fleischer, Executive Director, Young Invincibles “Choosing Judge Kavanaugh means that young people could spend most of their lives with a Justice on the Supreme Court named by an administration that expects devotion to a set of devastating priorities that will take this country backwards. Young people know what’s at stake with this nomination and the Senate should listen closely to the generation who stands to be most harmed by this potential Supreme Court Justice.” 6 of 34 “ If Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Shelley Moore Capito actually support women’s right to make their own choices about reproductive healthcare, they’ll oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation. ” Heidi Hess, Co-Director, CREDO Action “If Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Shelley Moore Capito actually support women’s right to make their own choices about reproductive healthcare, they’ll oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation. If Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Doug Jones, and Joe Donnelly truly share the broad set of values that have defined the Democratic Party for decades, they will proudly vote to reject Kavanaugh’s confirmation. And if Sen. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is an even remotely competent leader, he will use every tool at his disposal to keep Senate Democrats fully unified in opposition.” 7 of 34 It’s clear Judge Kavanaugh is dangerous for women. ” Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO, National Women’s Law Center “It’s clear Judge Kavanaugh is dangerous for women. He has voted against women’s constitutional rights, including approving the Trump administration blocking a young immigrant woman from obtaining an abortion. This appalling opinion was Kavanaugh’s audition for the Supreme Court. After showing his hostility to abortion, he was added to Trump’s shortlist.” Advertisement 8 of 34 We all know what’s at stake with Kavanaugh’s nomination: The freedom for women to make our own choices. Equal rights. Civil rights. All of the values we hold most dear. Stopping this will take all of us, fighting as hard as we can, raising our voices again and again. pic.twitter.com/TfhDaxoNQi — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 10, 2018 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) “We all know what’s at stake with Kavanaugh’s nomination: the freedom for women to make our own choices. Equal rights. Civil rights. All of the values we hold most dear. Stopping this will take all of us, fighting as hard as we can, raising our voices again and again.” 9 of 34 Whether or not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of the words “Equal Justice Under Law,” is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court. Brett Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to that promise of equality. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court. — Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) July 10, 2018 Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ” Two decades after Brown v. Board , I was only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools. Without that decision, I likely would not have become a lawyer and eventually be elected a Senator from California. That’s the power a Supreme Court Justice holds.”Whether or not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of the words ‘Equal Justice Under Law,’ is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court. Brett Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to that promise of equality. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.” 10 of 34 The fact that #ScotusPick Kavanuaugh believes that a President cannot be indicted is an automatic disqualification from Supreme Court consideration. Plain and simple. https://t.co/3h2k2rTYVI — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 10, 2018 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Candidate For U.S. Rep, NY-14 “The fact that #ScotusPick Kavanaugh believes that a President cannot be indicted is an automatic disqualification from Supreme Court consideration. Plain and simple.” 11 of 34 — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) July 10, 2018 Sen. Heidi Heitcamp (D-ND) “I have no doubt that many members of Congress and outside groups will announce how they stand on the nominee before doing their due diligence and instead just take a partisan stance — but that isn’t how I work. An exhaustive and fair process took place for Justice Gorsuch, who I supported, and it should and must take place again now.” 12 of 34 . @realDonaldTrump is using this nomination as a destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color & families, & to radically reverse the course of American justice & democracy. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh https://t.co/lUDbzInQZ3 pic.twitter.com/oq6954uChh — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 10, 2018 Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Democratic Leader “Donald Trump is using this nomination as a destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color and families, and to radically reverse the course of American justice and democracy. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh” Advertisement 13 of 34 Read my full statement on President Trump’s nomination of Brett #Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Our country deserves better. #KavanaughSCOTUS pic.twitter.com/JybTw6VfmA — Liuba GrechenShirley (@liuba4congress) July 10, 2018 Liuba Grechen Shirley, Democratic Candidate For U.S. Rep, NY-2 “As an American, I’m horrified by Brett Kavanaugh’s record — his opposition to an assault weapon ban, to Medicare for All, to a woman’s right to choose, and to holding presidents legally accountable while they’re in office — will move our country backward.” 14 of 34 Trump wants to put Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS –but he can’t do it without a Senate majority. It’s time to fight: https://t.co/g0uNy6x2ow — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ” Brett Kavanaugh’s record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to healthcare for millions, opposed to the [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] and corporate accountability, thinks presidents like Trump are above the law — and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade . I’ll be voting no.” 15 of 34 Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to affirmative action, women’s reproductive rights, affordable health care, unions, consumer protections, and civil rights for generations to come. The ONLY thing he is NOT a threat to is Trump’s defense from the Mueller investigation. #StopKavanaugh — Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) July 10, 2018 Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) “Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to affirmative action, women’s reproductive rights, affordable healthcare, unions, consumer protections, and civil rights for generations to come. The ONLY thing he is NOT a threat to is Trump’s defense from the Mueller investigation.” 16 of 34 It’s the 150th birthday of the 14th Amendment. No better way to celebrate Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, and Baker v. Carr than speaking out to #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake pic.twitter.com/i4v1C9RMEY — Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) July 10, 2018 Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) “It’s the 150th birthday of the 14th amendment. No better way to celebrate Brown v. Board , Loving v. Virginia , and Baker v. Carr than speaking out to #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake” 17 of 34 “Abortion existed before Roe and it was simply illegal and unsafe and young, healthy women died routinely in emergency rooms across this country and that’s what we’re looking at again if this court tips to the other side.” @CecileRichards on Trump’s SCOTUS pick. #Hardball pic.twitter.com/7j2rsXQjLN — Hardball (@hardball) July 9, 2018 Cecile Richards, Activist, Author, Former President Of Planned Parenthood “Abortion existed before Roe and it was simply illegal and unsafe and young, healthy women died routinely in emergency rooms across this country and that’s what we’re looking at again if this court tips to the other side.” Advertisement 18 of 34 “Should the Senate confirm the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, we have every indication to believe that he will prioritize an agenda backed by the gun lobby, putting corporate interests before public safety.” — @GabbyGiffords #StopKavanaugh https://t.co/thoLZR3i00 — Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 10, 2018 Gabby Giffords, Politician, Founder Of The Giffords Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence “Should the Senate confirm the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, we have every indication to believe that he will prioritize an agenda backed by the gun lobby, putting corporate interests before public safety.” 19 of 34 This nomination is a rubber stamp of the @realDonaldTrump & @BetsyDeVosED agenda. He has praised rulings that justify allowing public $ to be funneled into religious institutions & predicted a future #SupremeCourt would uphold #vouchers to private religious schools #StopKavanaugh — Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a (@Lily_NEA) July 10, 2018 Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, President, National Education Association “This nomination is a rubber stamp of the Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos agenda. He has praised rulings that justify allowing public money to be funneled into religious institutions and predicted a future Supreme Court would uphold vouchers to private religious schools. #StopKavanaugh” 20 of 34 “ Nobody wants more laws that make it more difficult for families to live, to eat, to find healthcare, or to simply love. ” Deb Haaland, Democratic Candidate For U.S. Rep, NM-1 “Women, people of color, and so many other marginalized communities deserve a strong voice, not someone who has the power to destroy critical wins on women’s reproductive rights, healthcare, marriage equality, unions, and civil rights at the drop of a hat.”The Supreme Court vacancy is the most consequential in our lifetime, but this nominee is from an A-list of extremists, out of touch with reality.”I hear the anger from voters every single day. Nobody wants more laws that make it more difficult for families to live, to eat, to find healthcare, or to simply love. Nobody wants to see children separated from their parents or people barred from traveling to our country.” 21 of 34 To no one’s surprise, Trump nominated a hardline conservative justice who will endanger Roe v. Wade, threaten to gut the Affordable Care Act and infringe on voting rights. I don’t believe he is able to defend justice for all people and I wholly oppose this nomination. pic.twitter.com/v4BmauWpMU — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) July 10, 2018 Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) “To no one’s surprise, Trump nominated a hardline conservative justice who will endanger Roe v. Wade , threaten to gut the Affordable Care Act, and infringe on voting rights. I don’t believe he is able to defend justice for all people and I wholly oppose this nomination.” 22 of 34 Resist the voices who tell you there is “no point” in challenging this #SCOTUS nomination because they’ve done the math and run the plays. We don’t need more commentators. We need more ACTION. Call the senate. Call your senators. Call the committee. Start @ (202) 224-3121. — Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) July 10, 2018 Brittany Packnett, Activist & Educator “Resist the voices who tell you there is ‘no point’ in challenging this #SCOTUS nomination because they’ve done the math and run the plays. We don’t need more commentators. We need more ACTION. Call the Senate. Call your senators. Call the committee. Start at (202) 224-3121.” Advertisement 23 of 34 …employment discrimination, reproductive rights, voting rights, criminal justice, rights of detainees, fair courts, or constitutional rights of equal protection, liberty, free speech, or religious exercise. https://t.co/YPMaVq6727 — Rachel B. Tiven (@rachelbtiven) July 10, 2018 Rachel Tiven, CEO, Lambda Legal “Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project undertook a comprehensive review of Kavanaugh’s judicial record. We considered hundreds of opinions authored or co-authored by Judge Kavanaugh in the D.C. Circuit and analyzed other decisions in which he participated involving LGBTQ parties, employment discrimination, reproductive rights, voting rights, criminal justice, rights of detainees, fair courts, or constitutional rights of equal protection, liberty, free speech, or religious exercise. … Kavanaugh must not be confirmed.” 24 of 34 I missed everything Judge Kavanaugh said after he said that no other President has consulted with a broader range of people in making the choice of a SCOTUS nominee. — Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) July 10, 2018 Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund “I missed everything Judge Kavanaugh said after he said that no other president has consulted with a broader range of people in making the choice of a SCOTUS nominee.” 25 of 34 We must remember that access to affordable, quality health care is a fundamental civil and human right. The fight to #SaveSCOTUS is a fight to save health care, a civil rights fight, and a fight to save the soul of our nation. #WhatsAtStake https://t.co/nyuGwLaW8h — Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) July 9, 2018 Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, Leadership Conference On Civil & Human Rights “We must remember that access to affordable, quality healthcare is a fundamental civil and human right. The fight to #SaveSCOTUS is a fight to save healthcare, a civil rights fight, and a fight to save the soul of our nation. #WhatsAtStake” 26 of 34 Brett Kavanaugh was evaluated three different times by ABA in connection w/his nomination to DC Circuit.ABA downgraded its rating w/majority concluding he didn’t meet highest standard.Lawyers familiar w/his work questioned his impartiality & fairness.They were right. — Leslie Proll (@LeslieProll) July 10, 2018 Leslie Proll, Civil Rights Lawyer “Brett Kavanaugh was evaluated three different times by [the American Bar Association] in connection with his nomination to D.C. Circuit. ABA downgraded its rating with majority concluding he didn’t meet highest standard. Lawyers familiar with his work questioned his impartiality and fairness. They were right.” 27 of 34 — Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal) July 10, 2018 Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center For Transgender Equality “Trans people will not go back to being a pre-existing condition!” Advertisement 28 of 34 Judge Kavanaugh has already been vetted by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation– two far-right organizations whose goals include repealing the Affordable Care Act & attacking women’s health. Proud to stand with @JudiciaryDems to lay out #WhatsAtStake . pic.twitter.com/LdzE1rQxrR — Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) July 10, 2018 Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) “Judge Kavanaugh has already been vetted by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation — two far-right organizations whose goals include repealing the Affordable Care Act and attacking women’s health. Proud to stand with @JudiciaryDems to lay out #WhatsAtStake.” 29 of 34 We need a strong Congress to represent the voice of the people—72% of whom support Roe v. Wade—against biased judges who might gut our reproductive rights. If you care about these rights as well as voting rights, workers’ rights, and more, vote this November. #KavanaughSCOTUS — Lauren Underwood (@LUnderwood630) July 10, 2018 Lauren Underwood, Democratic Candidate For U.S. Rep, IL-14 “We need a strong Congress to represent the voice of the people — 72% of whom support Roe v. Wade — against biased judges who might gut our reproductive rights. If you care about these rights as well as voting rights, workers’ rights, and more, vote this November. #KavanaughSCOTUS” 30 of 34 He has been a staunch defender of religious liberty. ” Erin Hawley, Legal Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum “By nominating D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has fulfilled his pledge to put forward a judge who has demonstrated his commitment to the Constitution. Judge Kavanaugh believes in judicial humility and the separation of powers. He has been a staunch defender of religious liberty and believes that the role of federal judges is limited to interpreting and applying federal law and the Constitution, and that it is up to the people, through their representatives, to make the law. The Senate should work quickly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” 31 of 34 “ We believe that Judge Kavanaugh will be an originalist Justice, committed to the text of the Constitution and to the rule of law. ” Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO, Americans United For Life “Americans United for Life congratulates Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Based on his strong, 12-year record on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, we believe that Judge Kavanaugh will be an originalist Justice, committed to the text of the Constitution and to the rule of law, including legal protections for human life. This is a seminal moment for America. It’s a crucial chance to shift the Court back to a majority that does not look to Roe and Casey — two of the worst examples of judicial activism — as their legacy. We urge the Senate to confirm Judge Kavanaugh swiftly so that he can begin serving our nation by the start of the Supreme Court’s next term in October.” 32 of 34 My statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice: pic.twitter.com/SEZmSbZg9C — Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) July 10, 2018 Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) “While I have not met Judge Kavanaugh, I look forward to sitting down for a personal meeting with him. I intend to review Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions on the bench and writings off the bench, and pay careful attention to his responses to questions posed by my colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Judiciary will also review Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications prior to these hearings and issue a rating. I intend to carefully consider that rating, the information obtained through personal meetings, my own review of Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications and record, and the views of Alaskans in determining whether or not to support him.” 33 of 34 — Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) July 10, 2018 Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) “Judge Kavanaugh has impressive credentials and extensive experience, having served more than a decade on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.”I will conduct a careful, thorough vetting of the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, as I have done with the five previous Supreme Court Justices whom I have considered. I look forward to Judge Kavanaugh’s public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and to questioning him in a meeting in my office.” 34 of 34 “ We hope that with Brett Kavanaugh, the court ensures that our right to life will be protected by laws. ” Lila Rose, Founder & President, Live Action “While the Supreme Court will hear many cases, we look forward to the day when our nation’s highest court acknowledges the great injustice of abortion and finally upholds the right to life for all humans, born and unborn. We hope that with Brett Kavanaugh, the court ensures that our very first right, the right to life, will be protected by our laws rather than trampled by them.” Advertisement

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