Reproductive rights advocates warning against Kavanaugh as High Court nominee

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And, in an interview earlier, he predicted that the potential new justice wouldn't be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade, the decision legalizing abortion nationwide. If Roe is overturned, the legality of abortion will be decided by individual states.

As of now, four states - Louisiana, Mississippi and North and South Dakota - have what are known as abortion "trigger laws".

Kavanaugh hasn't publicly expressed opposition to Roe v. Wade.

For the second day in a row, Governor Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in NY.

We need to mobilize in the states.

In a wide-ranging interview with Bret Baier, Vice President Pence says the White House is encouraged by the early response to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, that Trump believes in engagement with Russian Federation, and that the president was right to dismiss General Flynn. But if Roe v Wade is overturned what happens? "We also know that such restrictions would never be placed on men, which exposes as false the notion that women have all the rights and protections of male citizens of the United States". Only nine have laws to protect the right to an abortion regardless of Roe. You talked about these issues in the past to other people I'm sure.

"Today we are standing together here in NY to stop this federal assault and take new action to expand reproductive rights in NY and remind everyone that a room of men have no business undermining a woman's constitutional right to choose", she said about the executive order.

With the announcement of new Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative traditionally religious figurehead, it appears that these decisions could be passed down some day. Maybe that's because he's finally listening to his staff.

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Legal experts, however, told Business Insider the more likely scenario is for the court to slowly chip away at abortion access one decision at a time.

Trump donated to both parties during his time as a private citizen, in what now nearly seems like a past life of his as a notorious NY tycoon personality and reality television star. Most Democrats, on the other hand, oppose him. 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.

"On everything from reproductive rights to sexual harassment, the governor has shown us just how out of touch he is". So you could make a different decision, and he might well do that.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would make the high court solidly conservative. Voters must start caring more about these elections.

This chart from Statista puts a percentage on the votes that can be coded as conservative for the past 12 justices, excluding Neil Gorsuch, who was appointed by Trump in 2017 to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died.

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it would mean a significant shift to the right for the Supreme Court, according to the Judicial Common Space system, a metric developed by political scientists Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Jeffrey A. Segal, and Chad Westerland.

Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, who has said she would not vote for a nominee who would overturn Roe v. Wade, praised Kavanaugh's "impressive credentials and extensive experience" on Monday, even as she vowed to carefully vet his nomination.

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