The pro-abortion groups NARAL and Planned Parenthood are organizing a national protest to oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fearing that Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could dismantle Roe v. Wade, the pro-abortion groups hope to lobby enough U.S. Senators to oppose his confirmation.
Breitbart reports NARAL announced the “Stand for Justice” protests last week in a news release, with plans to hold events in all 50 states. The protests will be held on Aug. 26 on the anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, when women were granted the right to vote.
“Brett Kavanaugh is a sure-fire vote to end the protections of Roe … just as the president promised,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL.
“People know what is at stake in this fight,” she continued. “Kavanaugh would decimate reproductive rights, voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations.”
Also involved in the protest are the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Color of Change, CREDO, Daily Kos, Demand Justice, Feminist Majority Foundation, MoveOn, National Women’s Law Center, PCCC, Religious Institute, Stand Up America and the Working Families Party.
“Senators in all 50 states must listen to their constituents, and do their jobs to uphold the will of the people and the soul of our country, and block this nomination,” Hogue said.
With moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, Kavanaugh could swing the court to a conservative majority and be a deciding opinion on vital issues like abortion restrictions and Roe v. Wade.
A federal judge, Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. for more than a decade, where he developed an extensive record of protecting religious liberty and enforcing restrictions on abortion. Pro-life leaders believe he would do the same on the U.S. Supreme Court.
National pro-life leaders have expressed high hopes for Kavanaugh and the future of unborn babies’ rights.
In a recent, high-profile case, Kavanaugh agreed with the Trump administration that the government should not have to help facilitate abortions for illegal immigrant minors.
He also ruled against the Obamacare HHS mandate that forced Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters of the Poor and other Christian-run businesses and organizations to fund drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. He recently upheld religious free speech in a case involving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (the Metro) as well.