October 26, 2020

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme CourtAfter today’s vote, IWHC released the following statement:  

The Senate’s decision to confirm Amy Coney Barrett—an extreme, ideologically motivated jurist—is a direct attack on human rights and access to health care. We are gravely concerned about the impact that a Justice Barrett will have on the health, rights, and well-being of women, adolescents, LGBQTI people, and other marginalized groups, not only in the US but worldwide. Throughout the confirmation hearings, Amy Coney Barrett’s hostility to fundamental human rights was on full display, an ominous sign for upcoming rulings on health care, reproductive rights, and LGBTQI rights. Her record on sexual and reproductive health and rights is particularly concerning and poses a direct threat to abortion rights, in vitro fertilization, and health care access for people with diverse gender identities. Instead of advancing women’s rights and gender equality, as her predecessor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did, Barrett’s record suggests she will block progress on immigration, climate, and criminal justice reform, further establishing herself as a staunch opponent of reproductive justice.” — Nina Besser Doorley, Associate Director of Advocacy and Policy 

Read IWHC’s press release on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination here.  

Contact: Liza Kane-Hartnett; (+1) 917.498.3346

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