Pro-life Coalition Exposes Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Pro-abortion Extremism Ahead of SCOTUS Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, mowens@sbalist.org

Nearly 40 Pro-life Leaders Detail Jackson’s Pro-abortion Record in Letter to Senate

Washington, D.C. – As confirmation hearings began for President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, a coalition of nearly 40 national and state pro-life leaders spearheaded by Susan B. Anthony List sent a letter Monday to the chairs of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee detailing the nominee’s pro-abortion record.

In 2001, in McGuire v. Reilly, Jackson co-authored an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts law that created a floating “buffer zone” to prevent pro-life sidewalk counselors from approaching to speak with women outside of abortion facilities. Jackson’s clients included NARAL, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters, and the Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts. NARAL and the pro-abortion National Women’s Law Center strongly supported her nomination to the D.C. Circuit.

Citing these examples, the letter reads in part:

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record speaks loudly of the type of justice she would be on the Supreme Court. She has been handpicked by a pro-abortion president to satisfy the pressure campaign from pro-abortion, progressive activists. These activists refuse to acknowledge the toll that Roe v. Wade has inflicted on our country. More than 62 million lives have been lost to abortion since the 1973 Roe decision. As science has advanced, our policymakers have been held back from enacting laws to protect the unborn.

As the Judiciary Committee considers Jackson’s nomination, we ask that you thoroughly examine her concerning pattern of judicial activism, hostility to the pro-life community, and connections to the deep-pocketed pro-abortion industry.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser added:

“With the Court’s decision in Dobbs expected this summer, the stakes have never been higher in the fight to restore power to protect unborn life to the people and their elected representatives, not unelected judges. Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record of hostility to pro-life Americans is radically out of step with the majority of the country. Her nomination fulfills Joe Biden’s promise to only appoint justices who support the Roe v. Wade regime and his party’s broader agenda of abortion on demand up to birth, without limits of any kind.

“We urge senators to stand with unborn children and their mothers and reject this nominee. We will be closely monitoring the hearings and working to expose the pro-abortion extremism of the Biden administration and their allies ahead of the crucial midterm elections.”

SBA List is tracking the extremism of the Biden-Harris administration at sba-list.org/biden-harris.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders. 

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