National Right to Life on President Biden’s Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer. 

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As a private practice attorney, Judge Jackson once represented a number of pro-abortion advocacy groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice America. 

In an interview with The New York Times editorial board in January 2020, Joe Biden was asked what he would look for in a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. He said:

They have to have an expansive view of the Constitution. Recognize the right to privacy, unenumerated rights that exist in the Constitution… that means I know they will in fact support Roe v. Wade.

“President Biden made a campaign promise to impose an abortion litmus test on his nominees and we think it is extremely important that Senators take the time to carefully examine Judge Jackson’s record and her judicial philosophy, said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The American people deserve a Supreme Court justice who will interpret the Constitution according to its actual text and history rather than one who would trample the Constitution to promote the radical pro-abortion agenda of the Democratic party and Biden administration,” 

Tobias continued, “To the detriment of both women and their unborn babies, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have clearly made abortion on demand their core issue.”