National Right to Life Mourns the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

For immediate release: Saturday, February 13, 2016
For more information: Tatiana Bergum, (202) 626-8825, mediarelations@nrlc.org

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE MOURNS
DEATH OF JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA

WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life:

We are deeply saddened by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia steadfastly defended the right of elected lawmakers to enact laws that protect unborn children and their mothers and he often issued powerful critiques of the judicially manufactured barriers that limited such legislative efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Justice Scalia's widow and family.

Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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