NEW YORK – Pascale Bernard, VP Community Organizing & Political Affairs, PPGNY Action Fund released the following statement on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court:
The fact that President Trump has nominated anyone to fill Justice Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat in this moment of national crisis is a direct threat to our health and rights and a disgrace to our democracy. Amy Coney Barrett’s record demonstrates that she will put at risk Justice Ginsburg’s long record of ensuring that everyone receives equal justice under the law.
Here in New York, reproductive rights advocates and lawmakers always understood the threat to Roe is real. That’s why we proudly passed the Reproductive Health Act to ensure abortion care remains safe, legal and accessible in New York no matter what happens to Roe nationally. Threats to abortion access in many other parts of our country remain, and the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ+ rights, economic justice, and voting rights would be at risk nationwide.
Instead of rushing the Supreme Court nomination process, the Senate should prioritize economic relief for New Yorkers, and all Americans who are suffering after having lost their jobs and are struggling to pay rent and feed their families.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund stands in solidarity with our reproductive rights and justice partners to demand NO confirmation before the inauguration. It’s our future and we should get to choose our justice.
The Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund is the advocacy arm of PPGNY. The Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including issue advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote Planned Parenthood's mission. The Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund is a non-partisan, non-profit organization affiliated with Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.