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June 27, 2018
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Dannenfelser: Kennedy Retirement Marks a Pivotal Moment for the Pro-life Movement
Washington, DC – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List responded to the announcement that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire.
“Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court marks a pivotal moment for the fight to ensure every unborn child is welcomed and protected under the law,” said Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The most important commitment that President Trump has made to the pro-life movement has been his promise to nominate only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court, a commitment he honored by swiftly nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch. SBA List was proud to take the lead in rallying pro-life grassroots support for Gorsuch, and we were thrilled to see those efforts come to fruition as Justice Gorsuch took his place on the Supreme Court.
“President Trump now has another crucial opportunity to restore respect for life and the Constitution. We trust him to follow through on his promise.
“With confidence that the future of the Supreme Court is in good hands, we wish Justice Kennedy a peaceful and restful retirement.”
The successful confirmation of pro-life Supreme Court nominees has been among SBA List’s top priorities under the Trump administration. Immediately after the announcement of Gorsuch’s nomination, national and state pro-life groups, spearheaded by SBA List, launched the Pro-life Court Coalition to rally grassroots support for Gorsuch both online and on the ground to ensure his swift confirmation. The coalition focused its efforts on Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2018 states by holding rallies and press conferences in Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.