Still Have Doubts that Brett Kavanaugh Would Overturn Roe v. Wade? Don’t
By Ryane Ridenour | July 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
Brett Kavanaugh has yet to find an abortion restriction he finds unconstitutional. Naturally, that makes him President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat — since Trump promised to appoint justices who would “automatically” overturn Roe. v. Wade.
Kavanaugh’s record shows us he’d tip the balance away from our constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion and be free from discrimination.
Just take a look at his short list:
Just last year, Kavanaugh tried to block a young undocumented woman in U.S. custody from accessing a safe, legal abortion. That was even after she had already met all of a Texas state court’s onerous requirements. Luckily, a judge dismissed Kavanaugh’s initial ruling.
Judge Patricia A. Millett said Kavanaugh had misconstrued the meaning of an ‘undue burden’ by allowing a further delay of the teen’s abortion that already had been put off by the government for weeks.
“...In his dissent, Kavanaugh wrote that it was ‘not an undue burden’ for the government to try to quickly transfer the teen to a sponsor. He pointed to past rulings that allow the government to take positions ‘favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion’ and to other restrictions on abortion that impose delays such as waiting periods and parental notification.”
— The Washington Post
Kavanaugh is an originalist. He models his judicial philosophy after the notoriously conservative Justice Rehnquist — who was one of the two Supreme Court justices to dissent in Roe v. Wade.
He’s been praised by a number of anti-abortion groups. The Susan B. Anthony List called him an “outstanding choice.” Texas Right to Life called him the “beginning of the end” for Roe v. Wade. The extreme, and often violent anti-abortion group, Operation Rescue, came out in support of Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh PRAISED a dissent in Roe v. Wade, calling the constitutional right to access abortion a "freewheeling" reading of the constitution.
Kavanaugh is no moderate. If confirmed, he’d have the second most conservative score on the bench next to Justice Clarence Thomas — despite attempts to paint him as a cool, carpooling dad.
We know how Kavanaugh would rule on Roe v. Wade because Trump told us. Trump made his litmus test clear when he said he’d only appoint biased justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Kavanaugh’s nomination would tip the balance of the court to the far-right — turning it against our constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion and live free from discrimination in this country. The Senate must reject him, and you can help.