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Kavanaugh's Health Care Positions Hint at Future Abortion Views

14 July 2018
Kavanaugh's Health Care Positions Hint at Future Abortion Views

In terms of legacy, it will be interesting to see where Kavanaugh stands on the role of state versus federal government, says Schapiro. Instead, it would return the decision about abortion legality to the states, where a patchwork of laws already in place render abortion more or less available, largely depending on individual states' political leanings.

The landmark abortion case has been the law of the land for more than 45 years now, but the shifting balance of the nation's highest court after the retirement of its longtime swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, may mean more solidly conservative rulings in the future.

Additionally, according to aGallup poll released last month, only a very small minority of Americans (13 percent) actually support legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, which Roe made possible.

"Brett Kavanaugh is an extreme conservative who would overturn Roe v. Wade the first chance he got", Cuomo tweeted on Tuesday. To be crystal clear, this is a policy goal I am entirely in sympathy with; no state should make homosexual relations a crime, and fortunately today a vanishingly small number of people would support such a law. And do you consider yourself to be a judicial nominee like the president said he was going to nominate people in the mold of Scalia and Thomas.

Without providing many details, Cuomo signed an executive order that he said "protects a woman's right to choose, protects a woman's right to contraceptive care - no insurance company can deny it, no bureaucracy can deny it and no federal agency can deny it". Understandably, this has people anxious about one big question: if Roe v Wade is overturned what happens? And she pointed out that Arizona, unlike some states, does not have a "trigger" statute, one that would automatically enact - or reenact - new restrictions on abortions if Supreme Court gives states that power.

Kavanaugh is an active member of The Federalist Society, a group that had been helping Trump with his list of candidates. There's a reason Mitch McConnell obliterated Senate norms to deprive Obama of even a hearing on Merrick Garland, holding a Supreme Court seat open a full year to allow a Republican successor to have it.

"She's obviously one of the so-called moderates", said demonstration leader Shoshanah Stone.

But Kavanaugh's nomination has triggered consternation among pro-choice progressives who have viewed him as a threat to abortion rights.

"Women must have the right to determine whether and when to have children".

"It's extremely important that Colorado remains free to serve as a home base for abortion providers and medically safe care for women who are going to be traveling here", said Taylor-Nanista, adding that Planned Parenthood saw an influx of women seeking abortion care in New Mexico after Texas shuttered many of its abortion clinics due to harsh regulations.

Weddington: No, because I look back at Griswold v. Connecticut, the contraception case, it was decided in 1965, and there was a period where there was still a lot of debate about contraception and whether or not women should have access to contraception and whether they should have to get their husbands' consent for them to use contraception.

In remarks transcribed by the governor's office, Cuomo said: "For years, what the Republicans in the [Albany] Senate have said, 'well, we don't need ny law because we have Roe v. Wade and nobody's insane enough to try to roll back Roe v. Wade'".

"The kind of cases that will come up will probably be like that", said Russell. Justices determine the court's docket together, after Kennedy's replacement is confirmed.