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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, the Senate voted to confirm former Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor Jr. for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit by a vote of 53 to 45.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) vigorously opposed the nomination and confirmation of this anti-choice activist judge. In response, Karen Pearl, interim president of PPFA issued the following statement:

"William Pryor is completely unacceptable and poses a direct threat to women's health and safety. He has shown an outright hostility to women's access to comprehensive health care, calling the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade 'the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history.' This confirmation of Pryor to the federal bench is a shameful day in the history of the Senate."


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Daedre Levine (212) 261-4549


June 09, 2005