For Immediate Release

Republicans Want To Put Dr. Blasey Ford on Trial; Not Find Out The Truth About Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - After Senator Susan Collins announced she will ask the Senate Judiciary Committee to equally question Kavanaugh and Dr. Blasey Ford, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:

“Senate Republicans, led by Senator Collins, are responding to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s serious, credible, and totally disqualifying allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh by putting her, not him, on trial. Republican senators seem far more interested in putting Dr. Blasey Ford on trial than finding out the truth about Brett Kavanaugh. It is shameful, but not shocking. We’ve seen this before and it is now crystal clear that Republican senators haven’t learned anything from history. We must not conflate this to a court of law where Kavanaugh will be found innocent or guilty, it is about whether he is fit to serve on the nation’s highest court. The burden of proof at Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault hearing is on him to answer for these credible allegations. The goal of these next Senate hearings is to determine whether Kavanaugh can be trusted to make decisions about our most fundamental freedoms—and the verdict is already an overwhelming no.”

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NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as "one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America."

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