Power To Decide Hails Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson As The First Black Woman Justice on the Supreme Court
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, the U.S. Senate in a bipartisan vote confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The historic confirmation makes Judge Brown Jackson the first Black woman and only the third Black justice to serve since the court’s founding.
The following statement can be attributed to Power to Decide CEO Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, MD, MPH:
“As a Black woman, I am deeply moved by today’s confirmation of Judge Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. It is a historic moment for Black women and girls, who will now see themselves represented on the nation’s highest court. It is also another step toward having the court reflect the rich diversity that exists within the United States.
“Judge Jackson’s background and experience suggests she will bring her understanding of the challenges that women, people of color and those struggling to make ends meet face every day to achieve reproductive well-being and access basic, reproductive health care. The court has signaled its willingness to revisit settled law, and we are confident Judge Jackson will bring needed perspective to the court when it considers such cases.
“Power to Decide congratulates Judge Jackson on her historic confirmation as the 116th U.S. Supreme Court justice and thanks our Senate champions whose vote helped to make this moment possible.”
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Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant or have a child.