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Abortion Groups Protest Kavanaugh, Launch Ad Campaign Targeting Vulnerable Republicans

Abortion Groups Protest Kavanaugh, Launch Ad Campaign Targeting Vulnerable Republicans

When he says "I'll sue", he doesn't really mean anything by it. "And I want the NY state law in place".

Kavanaugh's nomination to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy will need to be confirmed by the Senate, and with Republicans holding only a thin majority, Murkowski could be a deciding vote.

"The landscape has changed; due to the Supreme Court nominee, Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance". "That's why we desperately need a NY state law that codifies the Roe v. Wade rights in this state and takes it out of the criminal code".

Hatch answered, "Well, I don't think anybody is going to overturn Roe v. Wade".

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump said that a willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a litmus test for anyone he considered for the high court.

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. Should Roe be overturned, the question of abortion, and any limits on abortions, would return to the states and in most cases the legislative branch. "I find it hard to think that [Chief Justice] Roberts - who has a more long-term view of the arc of the court and a desire to preserve its institutional role - would facially overrule Roe".

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Kavanaugh must be be confirmed by the Senate, which Republicans control 51-49.

Nonetheless, Jeanne Mancini, the president of anti-abortion rights March for Life said in a statement to Business Insider that Kavanaugh was "exceptionally qualified for the role and will no doubt serve as a fair, independent judge who will remain faithful to the Constitution". "But that is something that I'm going to be looking at", she said.

Gillibrand urged her colleagues to oppose his nomination, citing the Supreme Court as a bulwark against numerous challenges by the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era regulations.

"We do not have a NY state law that provides the protections of Roe v. Wade". "They have had every opportunity to pass progressive legislation that ensure women have access to safe and legal abortion, but lacked the moral courage to advance what's right, putting their own personal political gain ahead of those they represent".

"He has prioritized keeping the IDC and the Republicans in control", Nixon said.