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MARCH 27, 2003
3:39 PM
CONTACT:  NARAL Pro-Choice America
Carlyn Foster at (202) 973-3032
Coming to a Courtroom Near You? Despite Failing Reviews Last Year, Anti-Choice White House and Senators Reintroduce Priscilla Part II
WASHINGTON - March 27 - "President Bush's decision to re-nominate conservative judicial activist Priscilla Owen is unprecedented and provocative. It clearly demonstrates his indebtedness to the ideological right. The Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of Priscilla Owen today is a discredit to the advise and consent role the Committee provides.

Owen's predisposition as a known judicial activist poses a serious threat to freedom of choice. Many courts are allowing anti-choice laws to stand, and adding an activist like Priscilla Owen will exacerbate this trend and further endanger a woman's constitutional right to choose.

NARAL Pro-Choice America calls on the Senate to reject Priscilla Owen's nomination and protect the courts from a nominee who is hostile to civil and reproductive rights. Fair-minded Senators are the last firewall against the Administration's strategy to pack the federal courts with ideologues."

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