YORK - August 5 - The following is a statement from Gloria Feldt, president, Planned
Parenthood Federation of America:
The Pennsylvania case makes crystal
clear the importance of all judicial appointments on our everyday lives. The ordeal
suffered by the woman in this case should remind all Americans that judges, whether
appointed or elected, cannot substitute their personal opinions for judicial precedent.
The case in Pennsylvania should never
have happened. A woman's human and civil right to make her own childbearing choices
is well-settled law. Courts across the country have repeatedly rejected these
kinds of requests.