Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Why It's Impossible For Brett Kavanaugh To Make Abortion Illegal

Why It's Impossible For Brett Kavanaugh To Make Abortion Illegal

Nonetheless, groups like the ACLU of Alaska have demanded Kavanaugh go on the record with his position on Roe v. Wade before his confirmation vote.

Kavanaugh's nomination is sure to ignite a partisan fight heading into this fall's midterm elections, and the potential for a rightward tilt has progressive groups and women's health care organizations anxious about the future of reproductive rights, including Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that guaranteed women access to abortion.

Legal experts, however, aren't convinced that Kavanaugh's presence alone would automatically lead to the overturning of Roe and the 1992 landmark case Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, which upheld large parts of Roe and ruled that states can not impose an "undue burden" on patients seeking abortion.

Stefanik said, "I anticipate that this nominee will likely answer that question the same way". The organization recently paid for a six-figure TV ad placement, urging Murkowski to vote against "Trump's anti-choice picks" for the Supreme Court.

Pence said that Kavanaugh had 12 opinions that were later adopted by the Supreme Court, and rebuffed Schumer and his Empire State colleague Sen. She said the breakaway Democrats helped Republicans remain in control of the Senate for the past eight legislative sessions.

"I think anything's possible".


"One of the reasons they opposed it, they said, 'Well, we have Roe v. Wade in law".

"Establishment Democrats, like the Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant". He is as sure as any lawyer can be that a woman's right to an abortion will not be overturned. Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of government surveillance that some critics say Kavanaugh would vote to legitimize, vowed to keep an "open mind" on his nomination.

The proposed legislation, previously passed by the Democratic-led Assembly, would allow non-doctors to perform abortions or "water down" criminal charges faced if an abuser harms a pregnant woman, she said.

"I do not think it particularly likely that Roe (and Casey) are likely to be overturned based on this one appointment", Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and constitutional expert told Business Insider in June. If not for that alliance, Nixon said, Democrats could have been in power and the measure already would have become law.

The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand US allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.

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