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Abortion rights groups press Democrats to block Gorsuch


Abortion rights groups press Democrats to block Gorsuch
Politico

A broad coalition of abortion-rights groups will call on senators to oppose Neil Gorsuch at all costs in an effort to stoke liberal opposition to the Supreme Court nominee just days before his consequential confirmation hearings.Warning that Gorsuch would âput reproductive freedom in danger,â more than 50 groups have signed onto a letter meant to pressure Senate Democrats to block the appellate judge from Colorado from replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The groups also go after President Donald Trump for promising during his campaign to nominate justices to the nationâs most powerful court who oppose abortion rights, which the coalition calls an âoutrageous litmus testâ in the letter.Story Continued BelowâWe implore senators to do everything necessary to block this nomination,â the groups write in the four-page letter, which was to be delivered to all 100 Senate offices later Tuesday and was provided to POLITICO in advance of its release.

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