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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 27, 2005

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF, on Withdrawal of Harriet Miers to be Supreme Court Justice

Today's withdrawal of Harriet Miers to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States demonstrates the President's inability to withstand pressures from far-right ideologues within his own party. These ideologues have a reactionary agenda for the Supreme Court that lies far out of step with mainstream America.

With Sandra Day O'Connor's crucial swing seat still unfilled, the situation could not be more urgent for women in this country. We call on President Bush to nominate a moderate, consensus candidate - someone who shares the values of most Americans and who will respect and uphold precedent set by the Court. The next nominee must preserve the fragile balance on the Supreme Court.

The Senate should hold future nominees to the highest standards and not confirm those who refuse to fully explain their judicial philosophy about privacy, a woman's right to make her own reproductive health care choices, and other rights and freedoms Americans hold dear.

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