Following President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, pro-life organizations have cheered the pick, as reported by LifeNews.
"Judge Kavanaugh’s record, viewed as a whole, indicates a willingness to enforce the rights truly based on the text and history of the Constitution, while otherwise leaving policymaking in the hands of elected legislators," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said President Trump made an "outstanding choice."
"Judge Kavanaugh is an experienced, principled jurist with a strong record of protecting life and constitutional rights, as evidenced by his opinions in Garza v. Hargan and Priests for Life v. HHS," Dannenfelser said.
The Susan B. Anthony List has now allied with grassroots pro-lifers in battleground states to persuade Senators to vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation.
"Vulnerable senators up for re-election this year have a choice: stand with the president and their constituents and confirm a Supreme Court justice who will respect and uphold the Constitution, or cave to pressure from the extreme abortion lobby," Dannenfelser said. "If every self-avowed pro-life senator votes the right way, Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed easily."
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said conservatives should prepare for a vicious confirmation battle.
"From the day Justice Kennedy retired, the Left has sought to make this vacancy all about abortion — even though many other significant issues are at stake including religious freedom and free speech," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Perkins praised Kavanaugh as an originalist who will uphold religious freedom.
"Judge Kavanaugh resisted this trend in at least two instances — an HHS contraceptive mandate case and in an opinion supporting inauguration prayers," Perkins said. "Judge Kavanaugh has a long and praiseworthy history of judging as an originalist, and we look forward to having a justice with his philosophical approach on the court."
Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, concurred that the battle to confirm Kavanaugh will be fierce.
"It’s really not surprising when this nominee could mean the end to their whole abortion ‘industry,’" Nance said. "With so much on the line, the Left is going to do everything in their power to stop this nominee, and we need to be ready to help push this confirmation through."