Press Releases 2017

Catholics Cannot Support Gorsuch

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Statement from Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, on the Gorsuch nomination for SCOTUS:

President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court throws American women’s reproductive rights under the bus and puts real religious freedom in jeopardy.

Rather than being the candidate some thought would shake up Washington, the president is proving to be like many politicians before him—someone who bends a knee before the special interests who delivered him to the White House. He is advancing an ultra-conservative Republican agenda that flies in the face of 40 years of legal precedent and does not respect a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions and choose an abortion.

Furthermore, should this nomination pass, President Trump will give conservative religious sectarian business interests a leg up allowing them to take our taxpayer money and discriminate against others under the cover of fake religious freedom.

Those pro-Trump Catholic voters who value social justice and fairness must be regretting their vote. Because President Trump is not only not draining the swamp, he’s serving up a dirty game of payback in which an ultra-conservative, anti-woman agenda is driving this administration’s decisions.

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