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LETTER: CURE Joins Nearly 40 Pro-life Leaders to Detail Jackson’s Pro-abortion Record to Senate

For immediate release: March 23, 2022

As confirmation hearings began for President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, a coalition of nearly 40 national and state pro-life leaders, including CURE President Star Parker and spearheaded by Susan B. Anthony List, sent a letter Monday to the chairs of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee detailing the nominee’s pro-abortion record. The letter is as follows:

Dear Senators,

As the Senate engages in its important role in the Supreme Court nomination process, we write as a coalition of national and state pro-life leaders to raise grave concerns regarding Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination.

President Joe Biden has committed to only appoint justices who support the Roe v. Wade jurisprudence.

Scholars from across the spectrum of legal thought have criticized Roe as “bad constitutional law” and “among the most damaging of judicial decisions.” Roe not only denigrates our legal system, but also authorizes our nation’s radical policy of abortion on demand until birth.

One of the destructive outcomes of the Roe decision was removing policymaking decisions from elected representatives. Judicial activism promotes and extends this blatant overstepping of separation of powers. Especially now, as the Supreme Court considers a case that questions Roe’s core holding, confirming a justice to the Supreme Court with a commitment to judicial activism would be a step in the wrong direction.

Jackson’s past writings strongly indicate that she may be unable to fairly consider arguments from those politically divergent from her own. In an amicus brief co-authored by Jackson on behalf of the Massachusetts National Abortion Rights Action League (Mass. NARAL) and other abortion groups regarding buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts, she portrayed pro-life sidewalk counselors as a “hostile, noisy crowd of ‘in-your-face’ protesters.” However, offering life-affirming support or prayer outside of a clinic is not “harassment” and to insist that offering an alternative to abortion is “indisputably harmful to a medical patient’s physical well-being” is the height of absurdity.

Even before Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement, radical pro-abortion groups had spent six-figure sums promoting Jackson. Now that she is the nominee, they have already pledged a million more. Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the National Women’s Law Center have issued support for Jackson’s confirmation. The American Constitution Society, which has frequently hosted Jackson as a speaker and applauded her nomination, has publicly supported efforts to “reform” the Supreme Court to protect abortion.

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record speaks loudly of the type of justice she would be on the Supreme Court. She has been handpicked by a pro-abortion president to satisfy the pressure campaign from pro-abortion, progressive activists. These activists refuse to acknowledge the toll that Roe v. Wade has inflicted on our country. More than 62 million lives have been lost to abortion since the 1973 Roe decision. As science has advanced, our policymakers have been held back from enacting laws to protect the unborn.

As the Judiciary Committee considers Jackson’s nomination, we ask that you thoroughly examine her concerning pattern of judicial activism, hostility to the pro-life community, and connections to the deep-pocketed pro-abortion industry.

Sincerely,

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President
Susan B. Anthony List

Lila Rose, Founder and President
Live Action

Jeanne F. Mancini, President
March for Life Action

Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO
Americans United for Life

Carol Tobias, President
National Right to Life

Benjamin Carson, Founder & Chairman
American Cornerstone Institute

Kristan Hawkins, President
Students for Life Action (SFLAction)

Penny Young Nance, CEO & President
Concerned Women for America LAC

Brian Burch, President
CatholicVote

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., President
The Ethics and Public Policy Center

Terry Schilling, President
American Principles Project

Lauren Muzyka, President/CEO
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Bradley Mattes, President
Life Issues Institute

Thomas A. Glessner, J.D., President
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)

Peggy Nienaber, Vice President
Faith & Liberty

Alexandra Snyder, CEO
Life Legal Defense Foundation

Kelsey Hazzard, President
Secular Pro-Life

Cathi Herrod, Esq., President
Center for Arizona Policy

Michael Gonidakis, President
Ohio Right to Life

Tami L. Fitzgerald, Executive Director
NC Values Coalition

Craig DeRoche, President & CEO
Family Policy Alliance

Star Parker, President
Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Jessica Anderson, Executive Director
Heritage Action

Colleen Holcomb, President
Eagle Forum

Quentin L. Van Meter, M.D., F.C.P., President
American College of Pediatricians

Deborah Tilden, Co-Founder & CEO
S.M.A.R.T. Women’s Healthcare – Science Matters in Abortion Related Trauma

Steven Ertelt, Editor
LifeNews.com

Eric J. Scheidler, Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League

Gene Mills, President
Louisiana Family Forum

Cole Muzio, President
Frontline Policy Action

Peter Wolfgang, President
Family Institute of Connecticut Action

Thomas J. Shaheen, Vice President for Policy
Pennsylvania Family Institute

Zachary Rodgers, Executive Director
Right to Life of Northeast Indiana

Martha Zoller, Executive Director
Georgia Life Alliance

Addia Kathryn Wuchner, Executive Director
KENTUCKY RIGHT TO LIFE, Inc

Mark Jorritsma, Executive Director
North Dakota Family Alliance

Andrew Shirvell, J.D., Founder & Executive Director
Florida Voice for the Unborn

Dale Allen Bartscher, Executive Director
South Dakota Right to Life, Inc.

Eva Andrade, President & CEO
Hawaii Family Forum

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