For immediate release: January 26, 2022
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Washington, DC – In response to today’s announcement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) released the following statement: 

“We thank Justice Breyer for his decades of service, defending the right to abortion, health care, and our civil liberties. Justice Breyer’s opinions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and June Medical Services LLC. v. Russo helped fend off attacks on abortion access, which continue to intensify. 

It is long past time that those who sit on the Supreme Court reflect the make-up of our country. The stakes are high and we look forward to President Biden honoring his commitment to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court. 

We need a justice system that is committed to equality so that communities of color, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls, can live free from discrimination and violence.”

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The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power so that all AAPI women and girls can have full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.