FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 703-380-6674
President Trump Fulfills Promise to Nominate Pro-life Supreme Court Justice
Washington, DC – This evening President Trump announced his nomination of Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court. In response, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following statement:
“President Trump has made an exceptional choice in nominating Neil Gorsuch to carry on the legacy of the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. In nominating Judge Gorsuch, President Trump has kept his promise to nominate only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a distinguished jurist with a strong record of protecting life and religious liberty, as evidenced by his opinions in the Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor cases, and in his doctoral dissertation in which he wrote that ‘human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable.’ In the coming days, we will mobilize the pro-life grassroots nationwide and in key Senate battleground states to urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Should pro-abortion Democratic Senators choose to filibuster this immensely qualified nominee, they do so at their own political peril.”
As a judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gorsuch forcefully dissented from a case in which the Tenth Circuit sided with Planned Parenthood and refused to allow the Governor of Utah to defund the abortion business in wake of videos showing its involvement in the selling of fetal organs. Judge Gorsuch sided both with the plaintiffs Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor in their First Amendment lawsuit against the arbitrary conscience infringements wrought by Obamacare. He has also written a book called “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia” in which he argues that “human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable” and that “the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”
President Trump has made four specific commitments to the pro-life movement, including nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Susan B. Anthony List and its connected super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors 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, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 465,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.