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BWHI Statement on Delayed Vote and FBI Investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Statement from Black Women’s Health Imperative Executive Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2018) — Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) president and CEO, Linda Goler Blount released the following statement in response to the delayed floor vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and pending FBI investigation:

“We respectfully oppose the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. While his record is extensive, it is incredibly troubling. We know Judge Kavanaugh does not support women’s reproductive rights and is a threat to Roe v. Wade.

As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women, we cannot ignore his position. Black women already face enormous barriers and challenges when it comes to our health. His confirmation would affect conditions under which Black women must live, work, support their families and ultimately live their healthiest and happiest lives.

We say all this irrespective of the more incendiary allegations.  However, we support taking the time to allow the FBI to investigate these very serious allegations.”


The Black Women’s Health Imperative identifies the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls and invest in the best of the best strategies, partners, and organizations that share our goal: ensuring Black women live longer, healthier, more prosperous lives. For more information, please call the Black Women’s Health Imperative at (202) 370-3630 or visit Subscribe to receive the e-newsletter and follow the BWHI on social media using hashtag, #BlkWomensHealth for updates. Find us on Find us on Facebook (Black Women’s Health Imperative), Twitter (@BlkWomensHealth) YouTube (Black Women’s Health Imperative) and Instagram (@BlkWomensHealth).

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