Washington, D.C. – Tonight, following Brett Kavanaugh’s interview with Fox News and the announcement of the Judiciary Committee’s intention to schedule a vote on Friday, Planned Parenthood issued the following statement:
Quote from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
We believe survivors. Remember: this is not a trial. It’s Brett Kavanaugh’s job interview for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Brett Kavanaugh was nominated with the promise he’d overturn Roe v. Wade, he has a record of ruling against women’s rights and health, and now Republican leadership are trying to rush past serious allegations from multiple women of sexual assault. He’s not entitled to a seat on the Supreme Court, and his judicial record and these allegations cement that his nomination must be withdrawn.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.