Kavanaugh's Health Care Positions Hint at Future Abortion Views


Kavanaugh's Health Care Positions Hint at Future Abortion Views

Several New Mexico legislators already have said they'll make rescinding the state anti-abortion law a priority in the next session.

Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Tuesday that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide is in "grave danger" and that it's up to lawmakers to ensure women in NY don't lose access to abortion services.

Patty Murray about her opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Looking for news you can trust? But there are five other states with 72-hour waiting periods in place, and the majority of states have waiting periods ranging from 18 hours to more than 72 hours, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Those bans could, at least in theory, be reinstated, although "someone would have to go into court and ask to lift that injunction", said Myrick.

KING: How might Kavanaugh or the court change the way Roe v. Wade is interpreted?

Cohen thinks the more likely scenario is for the majority-conservative Supreme Court to incrementally chip away at abortion access with a series of rulings, a strategy some call "death by 1,000 cuts".

Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News exclusively on Tuesday that he has been "very encouraged" by the initial reaction on Capitol Hill to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Roe case guarantees it can't be enforced, but Marshall Martinez, director of public affairs for New Mexico Planned Parenthood, said he wants the state law to be overturned. The group's executive vice president, Leonard Leo, is also a board member of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America.

Williams on Tuesday participated in a rally in Union Square in lower Manhattan calling urging New York State legislators to advance reproductive justice measures, such as codifying Roe v. Wade and passing the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act.

Pro-abortion rights groups are still concerned that as a whole, a more conservative-leaning court would be open to the idea of overturning Roe.

Critically, reproductive-rights advocates have another tool in their arsenal that didn't exist pre-Roe: The internet, to marshal support for preserving legal abortion and to amplify what's at stake.

The case that's actually closest to the Supreme Court, noted Myrick, is a challenge to an IN law that would outlaw abortion if the woman is seeking it for sex selection or because the fetus could be disabled. Many years after Roe v. Wade, you wrote in your memoir that as a young woman, you had an abortion.

"The court cares about things like its own legitimacy", said Myrick, "and how often a precedent has been upheld in the past".

"As a nation I think we're really facing a lot of challenges on a lot of different issues and I really don't want to see this country going backwards, but we definately are on a cusp of really going backwards", she said, "and everyone needs to be aware of that and participate in that and voting and taking to the streets".