Pence: 'I do' still want Roe v. Wade to be overturned

Pence: 'I do' still want Roe v. Wade to be overturned

President Donald Trump's upcoming nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice has everyone talking about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

He added that, if confirmed, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is "going to have all he can handle to handle current cases that come before the court".

Conservative and GOP groups hailed his nomination, including the New York State Republican Party and New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms, who called the Yale Law School grad "impeccably qualified" to serve on the Supreme Court.

"I do, but I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court", he told CNN, alarming pro-choice advocates who said Kavanaugh was picked to curtail abortion rights.

Kavanaugh has not expressed outright opposition to Roe v. Wade, but abortion rights activists are alarmed that it could be on the chopping block if he is confirmed.

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY has already said of Kavanaugh that he'd "oppose him with everything I've got", and signaled Wednesday that Democrats would be vetting not only Kavanaugh's record on the bench but also his work as an official in the George W. Bush White House and for the special prosecutor during Bill Clinton's presidency. "Congressional Democrats are not pointing out the fact that even if Roe vs. Wade was overturned, it would not automatically ban abortions across the country, although that's the way they're framing it". "I am pro-life in terms of legislation that passes through the House, but I do think the Supreme Court has settled that issue generationally".

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. She said the breakaway Democrats helped Republicans remain in control of the Senate for the past eight legislative sessions.

"Precedent plays an important role in promoting stability and evenhandedness", Roberts said at the time. Republicans hold a 51-vote majority, and Sen.

"I think you're going to find that not only is this a fine, great man, and a good family man and a very intelligent judge, but he can do a very good job on the court, and that's all we can ask for", Hatch said. And particularly, they're pointing to a decision that Judge Kavanaugh wrote pretty recently that would not have allowed a young immigrant woman to access an abortion.

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