Skip to comments.Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Serious Threat to Reproductive Rights
Posted on 07/09/2018 7:14:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Soon after President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he made a vow to fill the Supreme Court with pro-life judges a promise that he kept when he announced Monday night that his SCOTUS pick was George W. Bushappointed judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
When justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation on June 27, it was immediately clear that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S., would soon be under threat. While none of Trumps 25 potential U.S. Supreme Court justice picks were advocates for reproductive rights, the extremity of their stances on LGBTQ issues and abortion slightly varied.
Kavanaugh has not explicitly vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade, nor has he made public statements indicating his intent to; he isnt like William Pryor, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and another potential SCOTUS nominee, who once called Roe v. Wade the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law. According to a source close to the White House, who spoke to the Washington Examiner about Kavanaugh, There are concerns in the pro-life community that his decisions in some cases mean hes not as solidly pro-life as we would like him to be.
But that isnt to say that Kavanaugh has never denied women their reproductive rights during his tenure. Just last year, he infamously ruled against an undocumented teenager in a detention facility who had petitioned for the right to access an abortion. At one point during the hearing, Kavanaugh suggested that allowing the young woman go through with the procedure would make the government complicit in something that is morally objectionable. In addition, in 2015, he argued in a dissent that Barack Obamas contraception mandate infringed on the rights of religious organizations.
Following Trumps announcement, multiple reproductive-rights organizations spoke out against Kavanaughs nomination.
Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement: We oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and call on the Senate to do the same. Theres no way to sugarcoat it: with this nomination, the constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion in this country is on the line. We already know how Brett Kavanaugh would rule on Roe v. Wade, because the president told us so.
Melissa Fowler, a senior director at the National Abortion Federation, called Kavanaugh an extreme judge in a statement. Kavanaugh tried to block an undocumented minor in government custody from exercising her constitutionally protected right to an abortion, she said. We need a Supreme Court justice who will honor established precedent, including the constitutional right to privacy and Roe v. Wade, and that is not Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Ironic, because killing something does not reproduce anything...
I think Kav should eat in for the time being.
It’s not “Reproductive rights”; it’s genocidal murder, crimes against humanity and treason.
Reproductive rights sounds like something related to reproduction, something related to birthing a baby. Im pretty sure this man is not a threat to reproduction.
Convince me that he would vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Here comes the left
They will scream yell and riot about baby killing and faggotry
It will be fun to watch
Measured calm conservatism is the answer always to the childish tantrums
That are all the left has
There is no right to murder of babies!! There is absolute right to keep your knees together!!
RE: Convince me that he would vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Sorry, but he’s going to disappoint you in this regard.
Kavanugh has stated that he considers Roe v. Wade binding under the principle of stare decisis and would seek to uphold it, but has also ruled in favor of some restrictions for abortion.
In May 2006, Kavanaugh stated he “would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully” and that the issue of the legality of abortion has already “been decided by the Supreme Court”. During the hearing, he stated that a right to an abortion has been found “many times”, citing Planned Parenthood v. Casey
The abortion racket weighs in.
Killing your unborn child is a constitutional right
No wonder the Left fears Kavanaugh. The Constitution says nothing about aborting your own child.
We have sacralized the wrong things in this country.
Don’t need to. No SCOTUS will overturn Roe v Wade.
They will simply tear it apart piece by piece the same way Leftists do the same to the Unborn.
Reproductive rights? Close your legs!
Nope, your right to reproduce is not going to be affected.
What will be affected is your ability to use a taxpayer funded murder clinic to relieve a symptom of your lack of self control.
Quit thowin’ dat puddy around ladies, you’re responsible for it now.
What a dumb@$$. Overturning Roe v Wade just puts it back to the states. Nothing more.
The sick Left protests well-cared-for “kids in cages” but doesn’t give a rip about murdering children in the womb. Further proof they’re crazy.
It ain’t reproducing if you kill the baby.
Exactly. He is not going to overturn Roe v Wade.
He also was on the investigation that concluded (falsely) that Vince foster killed himself.
I am a Trump supporter through and through - but this was a bad pick.
What?!! People won’t be allowed to reproduce anymore?
Kavanaugh is going to force women to keep their legs spread? Huh? I don’t get it.
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