Pro-life Victory: Judge Joan Larsen Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Outstanding Nominee Prevailed Over Pro-abortion Obstruction with Support from Pro-life Grassroots

Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the confirmation of Judge Joan Larsen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

“President Trump made an outstanding choice when he nominated Judge Joan Larsen, a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “SBA List proudly supported Judge Larsen’s nomination. We rallied our members in Larsen’s home state of Michigan to call out pro-abortion Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters on their obstruction, and the pro-life grassroots won.

“We thank President Trump for keeping his promise to nominate judges who will respect the Constitution and not impose a pro-abortion agenda from the bench. We also thank Leader McConnell and Senator Grassley for their commitment to getting these excellent judges confirmed and for their continuing work to end the partisan gridlock that is still holding up many other nominees.”

The Senate voted yesterday to confirm Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is expected to vote on two additional Circuit Court nominees this week: Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid and University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Stephanos Bibas.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner 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 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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