The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. By doing so, senators ignored the outpouring of opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination, evidence that he would gut Roe v. Wade (right to an abortion) if confirmed, allegations of sexual assault, questions about the honesty of his answers to questions under oath and serious concerns about his ability to be impartial and unbiased on the highest court of the land.
Saturday’s vote followed misleading and deeply partisan remarks by Kavanaugh at last week’s hearing on sexual assault allegations. The vote was scheduled despite an inadequate and incomplete FBI investigation that failed to interview numerous potential witnesses to the alleged instances of sexual violence.
“Our fight is far from over. No one will forget the hearings, the bravery of Dr. Ford or the blatant disregard for credible and believable testimony that without a doubt called into question whether or not Brett Kavanagh was fit to serve on the Supreme Court. Oregonians can join us in fighting back by voting NO on Ballot Measure 106 and NO on Knute Buehler, who remained silent for nearly three months on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Women won’t forget,” said Emily McLain, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon.
“This confirmation will impact the fundamental rights of women and all Americans for generations to come. Thank you to each and every person for calling, sharing your story and speaking out. This is a grave disappointment, but we will not let it stop us from doing what we do every single day: provide care, no matter what,” said Lisa A. Gardner, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon.
“In the past few weeks we have been proud to stand alongside thousands of survivors and allies across the country as people demonstrated and shared their stories. We believe survivors. We are disappointed, but we will not be deflated. We must all continue to speak out,” said Anne Udall, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.