In response to the Senate voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Physicians for Reproductive Health’s board chair, Dr. Willie Parker, issued the following statement:
“We are utterly disappointed that the Senate voted against the health care and well-being of millions of Americans.
“When Brett Kavanaugh joins the Supreme Court, it will be balanced against the fundamental rights of millions across the country. People of color, low-income families, young people, and LGBTQIA people are particularly under threat from attacks on abortion, health care, voting rights, anti-discrimination laws, and more.
“Medical professionals have a moral obligation to look after the well-being of patients, and it’s more important than ever that we continue to fight for their basic freedoms including access to abortion.”