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NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Statement on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court
In response to the announcement that President Trump will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Executive Director Rebecca Hart Holder issued the following statement:
"Judge Gorsuch represents a direct threat to the right to safe, legal abortion, and his appointment endangers the safety and health of Massachusetts women. President Trump has repeatedly promised to appoint a Supreme Court justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade, and the nomination of Judge Gorsuch delivers on his dangerous promise. In the face of the Gorsuch nomination, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will mobilize our statewide grassroots members to do what it takes to ensure these essential rights are protected.
"With their basic reproductive rights under federal attack, Bay Staters deserve a guarantee that Massachusetts courts will resist the Trump agenda and protect their fundamental rights--a guarantee that depends on Governor Charlie Baker. During his current term in office, Governor Baker will continue to reshape the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. With the future of Roe v. Wade in limbo, Governor Baker has a vital responsibility to protect the right to abortion in Massachusetts, now and for generations to come. In the past, Governor Baker has refused to guarantee that his nominees to Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court will support a woman’s right to choose. The Governor's silence on President Trump’s dangerous agenda to control women's bodies is no longer tenable. Gov. Baker must stand with women in the Commonwealth and guarantee that any remaining nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court will uphold the state constitutional right to abortion.”