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We applaud Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation as the newest associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Her historic appointment is an inspiration to all Americans, and we join with millions of women and men across the country in celebrating the confirmation of the first Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court.

“Judge Sotomayor is a distinguished and accomplished judge with a long record of carefully considering the cases and facts before her, following the law, and respecting precedent. During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Sotomayor reiterated that she recognizes a constitutional right to privacy.

“Judge Sotomayor brings a rich, diverse perspective and vast experience to the Supreme Court. She has served as a prosecutor and corporate litigator, a federal trial judge on a U.S. District Court, and an appellate judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.

“She has demonstrated a commitment to equal justice under the law, and fair-mindedness to the impact of the court’s decisions on all Americans. Judge Sotomayor will be a fine addition to the highest court in the land."


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 700 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.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


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May 14, 2014