Judge Neil Gorsuch to follow Justice Scalia's legacy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Tonight, President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his much-anticipated Supreme Court nominee. The following statement is from Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.
"President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmation of the pro-life voting block's faith and influence in the 2016 Presidential Election. Tonight's nomination fulfills the hopes and prayers of pro-life voters who saw the long-term consequences of the election, and voted to save the Supreme Court. Ohio Right to Life applauds President Trump for his thorough vetting of multiple pro-life candidates, and for staying true to his promise to nominate pro-life judges. We look forward to pro-life Senator Portman's review of Judge Gorsuch, and strongly urge him to approve this nominee on his pro-life credentials. We would also caution pro-choice Senator Sherrod Brown to resist knee-jerk reactions and to give Judge Gorsuch a fair hearing.
"Elections have consequences. In the first two weeks of the Trump-Pence Administration, we have already seen the return of the Mexico City Policy, the House approve making the Hyde amendment permanent, and a sitting Vice President address the March for Life for the first time in history. Now, we have a pro-life Supreme Court nominee—a great legal mind who we believe will work to protect human life for his tenure on the Supreme Court."