National Right to Life response to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – In response to Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court effective July 31, the following statement may be attributed to National Right to Life President Carol Tobias:

All too often, our efforts to protect unborn children and other vulnerable humans have been overridden by judges who believe they have a right to impose their own policy preferences. We look forward to President Trump nominating a jurist who shares the view that Supreme Court justices are constrained to enforce the text and original intent of constitutional provisions, and on all other matters should defer to democratically elected lawmakers.

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