For Immediate Release

February 2, 2017

Feminist Majority Foundation Denounces Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Feminist Majority Foundation vigorously opposes President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.

Throughout his career, Judge Gorsuch has been extremely critical of extending protections to women and children with disabilities, all while condemning efforts to exercise separations between the church and state. In the infamous Hobby Lobby case, Judge Gorsuch ruled that corporations are people deserving of religious protections and ignored the rights of employed women to access comprehensive healthcare insurance that covers birth control. Without question, Judge Gorsuch would overturn Roe and give the state’s authority to deny women access to abortion, as well as put access to birth control at risk.

“The elevation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court would be every woman’s and every feminist’s worst nightmare,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

“Judge Gorsuch is so extreme in his originalist interpretation of the Constitution that even Justice Antonin Scalia opposed his philosophy,” continued Smeal. “If Judge Gorsuch’s views should become the majority opinion of the Court, women’s and LGBT individuals’ rights would be in jeopardy. Even his influence in Supreme Court rulings could set back women’s rights and LGBT rights, and fundamentally threaten civil rights, racial justice, human rights and environmental protections.”

“We must fight his confirmation with every fiber of our being.  We cannot, and will not, go backwards. Every Senator concerned for women’s rights, civil rights and human rights must filibuster the nomination of Judge Gorsuch,” Smeal concluded.


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