Planned Parenthood Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 03.16.16

Washington. DC -- Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement today on news that the President will nominate Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left behind by Justice Antonin Scalia.

Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Judge Garland is ​an intelligent, highly accomplished judge who has secured bipartisan support in his previous appointments. Now that the President has upheld his constitutional duty, it is time for the Senate to uphold theirs. The American people deserve a full court and a justice appointed by the President they elected for four years — not three. It is time for the Senate to do their job and give Judge Garland a fair hearing and up or down vote.”

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.