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

Aaron Brown
July 12, 2018

"We're not in 1960, where we didn't have access to medication abortion", Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), told Elite Daily on Tuesday. "We do not ask this court to rule that abortion is good or desirable in any particular situation", Weddington argued before the court on October 11, 1972.

McCorvey later went public and wrote an autobiography in 1994 expressing her support for a woman's right to choose to terminate a pregnancy.

Kavanaugh stated in his dissent that the 2010 health care law's religious accommodation to the birth control policy placed a substantial burden on religious employers' beliefs even "if the religious organizations are misguided in thinking that this scheme ... makes them complicit in facilitating contraception or abortion". If Roe is overturned, each state will be free to make its own laws.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

Confirmation hearings for the newest U.S. Supreme Court nominee are not likely before September, but the selection of Brett Kavanaugh already has New Mexico reproductive-rights advocates mobilizing on two fronts. "And that's, I think, wrong". "So just because I had an opportunity to weigh in on his nomination at the circuit court level, this is a different ballgame", Murkowski said.

Abortion wouldn't immediately be criminalized in Pennsylvania.

"I'm pro-life and I don't apologize for it", Pence continued. Because people stood up across the country and let their member of Congress know they did not support that.

And Murkowski said she is not certain that Kavanaugh is "committed to overturning Roe v. Wade". There's also a possibility they would say, well, it still allows the states to legislate in whatever way they want to.

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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.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump had said he "can't say" whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is a friend or foe.

Kavanaugh: "Senator, on the question of Roe v. Wade, if confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully". That would be binding precedent of the Court. It's been decided by the Supreme Court. I am vehemently Pro-Choice, what Pro-Lifers like to call Pro-Abortion, but that is like saying someone who is all about the Second Amendment is Pro-Murder. You're not on the bench yet. "There's this narrative that in this new climate [where Roe could be overturned], people will resort to desperate measures, and we really push back on that narrative because we know that also the technology has changed, the medicine has changed, and we know that people are able to have an abortion with medication".

Some of the Supreme Court's most important rulings, such as Roe v. Wade, were upheld by a 5-4 majority. "Or the voters are going to say to you in November, 'You're with Trump?"

Bernier: When you hear those words coming from him in 2006, what's your reaction?

WEDDINGTON: Under the court's decision, privacy is not meant to be a one-state deal.

Meanwhile, pro-life leaders say they are excited about Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

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