Dear MoveOn member,
A woman's right to safely and legally seek an abortion is under attack.
Donald Trump made it very clear—far before Justice Kennedy stepped down—that his choice for the Supreme Court would come from a list of pre-approved candidates, all of whom would overturn the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade.1
We can't go back. If Roe is overturned, abortions will not stop. They will simply go back to being unsafe, unregulated, and only an option to those with access to the money and transportation needed. Women will die, and every Senator who didn't do everything they could to stop Kavanaugh's nomination will be to blame.
That's why fierce and feisty women like Teen Vogue columnist Lauren Duca, activist Chelsea Clinton, activist Jess Morales Rocketto, and I are coming together on the Rise Up for Roe tour with Demand Justice Initiative, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. We are traveling to 10 states to ensure key senators get the message: Protect women by voting no on Kavanaugh.
As Minority Leader, Senator Chuck Schumer has the power to keep the Democratic caucus together and help block this nomination. But Schumer is not using that power, letting more vulnerable senators like Joe Manchin say favorable things about Kavanaugh in the press, and making it clear that Democrats are not united or geared up for the fight ahead.
Thanks for all you do.
–Karine, Robert, Emma, Erica, and the rest of the team
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