WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s Senate confirmation of Lee Rudofsky to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, PFAW Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:
“Lee Rudofsky has demonstrated repeatedly that he is a foe of reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. As solicitor general of Arkansas he refused to honor the Supreme Court ruling in the Obergefell case, and he used his confirmation hearing to underscore his opposition to marriage equality. He fought to defund Planned Parenthood in Arkansas and advocated for a TRAP law and abortion ban. His intense biases permeate his professional and personal activities, and unfortunately they now threaten the rights of millions of Arkansans.”
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