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NWLC Decries Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Posted on April 7, 2017 Issues: Judges & Courts Supreme Court

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“Today, with Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, women across the country have reason to worry that their health, their educational and employment opportunities, their economic security, and indeed, their very autonomy, will be seriously compromised. Judge Gorsuch’s record on women’s legal rights clearly demonstrates hostility to Roe v. Wade and other key constitutional protections. His approach to the law favors corporations, employers, and powerful institutions over the individuals, often women, who rely on the law for protection. His extreme record is why Judge Gorsuch could not garner the support of 60 Senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rammed through a change in longstanding rules of the Senate, after having stonewalled President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, to achieve this outrageous result with a slim majority. Women and girls will feel the impact of Judge Gorsuch’s decisions for generations to come.”

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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2017
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. For more information on the Center, visit: www.nwlc.org.