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MARCH 6, 2003
2:30  PM
CONTACT:  Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Loretta Kane, 202-236-2316
Nasserie Carew, 202-973-4975
Planned Parenthood Applauds 'No' Vote on Estrada
WASHINGTON - March 6 - Following is a statement of Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and author of "Behind Every Choice Is a Story", on Miguel Estrada:

Forty-four senators took a principled stand today, and fought for women's fundamental human and civil rights, by voting to continue the filibuster of the president's nominee to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Miguel Estrada. Unless and until Mr. Estrada responds to legitimate questions about his judicial philosophy, his nomination must be blocked.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America calls on the Senate to reject any nominee who does not affirm women's reproductive rights. Further, we urge the president to nominate jurists who will safeguard our most fundamental rights, including women's reproductive freedom.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. Planned Parenthood affiliates serve nearly five million women, men and teenagers every year.


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