Concord - Today, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund joined Molly Kelly, the Democratic candidate for Governor, and others, in calling on Governor Sununu to withdraw his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. This weekend, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely came forward with allegations of sexual assault against Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, and these allegations deserve a thorough hearing and further investigation.
Governor Sununu signed a letter in July endorsing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and today Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund continues to call for Governor Sununu to withdraw this support, especially in light of these allegations of sexual assault. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process should be stopped and his nomination should be rejected.
Statement from Sabrina Dunlap, VP of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund:
“We continue to urge Governor Sununu to withdraw his support for Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Ford has bravely brought forward a specific and documented account of sexual violence by Brett Kavanaugh. In contrast, Judge Kavanaugh has proven in his career as a judge and during his hearing, that he does not respect women’s right to control their own bodies — from the leaked email showing he absolutely believes that Roe can be overturned to his ruling against a young undocumented woman, working to deny her the abortion she wanted and was entitled to under the law. These serious allegations of sexual violence are disqualifying and further demonstrate that Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the highest court in the land. The Senate should listen to Dr. Ford, and call for an immediate stop to this confirmation process. As the leader of our state, Governor Sununu should do the same.”
Kavanaugh is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in three decades - especially among women. If confirmed, he would shift the balance of the Supreme Court for decades to come, and based on his past decisions and speeches, he would likely vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, or continue to chip away at it beyond recognition. So far, his nomination has been met with widespread grassroots opposition across the country, which has only been amplified by Professor Ford’s allegations.
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in New Hampshire. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative education, grassroots organizing, and advocacy. Follow us on Twitter.