As the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch ends today, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) president Marjorie Dannenfelser released the following statement:
“To protect the rights of all Americans, especially the most vulnerable, the Supreme Court must be faithful to our nation’s founding principles. Highly qualified and unshakably loyal to the Constitution, Neil Gorsuch is clearly the right choice to succeed the late Justice Scalia. Pro-abortion ideologues like Senator Schumer standing in the way of Gorsuch’s confirmation and urging others to do so will only cause political hurt for vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2018. We urge the Senate to confirm Gorsuch without delay.”
Last month national and state pro-life groups, spearheaded by SBA List, announced the launch of the Pro-life Court Coalition to rally support for Gorsuch and ensure his swift confirmation to the Supreme Court. For weeks, the Coalition has rallied grassroots online and on the ground in support of Judge Gorsuch. In addition to an online petition campaign, the coalition has 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.
On Monday, sixty Pro-life Court Coalition members sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation. The letter cites Judge Gorsuch’s opinions in the Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor cases, as well as his dissent in a case where a 10th Circuit panel sided with Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider. The letter also notes Gorsuch’s book, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, where he states that “human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable” and that “the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”