How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

Lester Mason
July 11, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence confirmed in a Tuesday interview on CNN that he still hopes to revoke a woman's right to have an abortion in the United States.

Bash asked, referring to the possibility of Kavanaugh going rogue and not exploiting opportunities to reverse Roe, to which Pence replied that what the president was looking for in a Supreme Court pick was above all fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. But will the fate of Roe v. Wade really be sealed the moment President Trump nominates the replacement for Justice Kennedy?

Pence's evasions appeared carefully crafted to avoid disrupting Kavanaugh's confirmation process, which will feature questions aimed at picking apart his stance on abortion rights and whether he might eventually overturn or gut Roe. Kavanaugh's position on Roe v. Wade is not as easily defined as it is for others who were on Trump's SCOTUS short list.


"I'm pro-life and I don't apologize for it", Pence continued. "This administration, this president are pro-life, but what the American people ought to know is that, as the president said today, this is not an issue that he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh".

"The president believes that the proper consideration for a nominee to the court is not about litmus tests. 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".

"Kavanaugh may have the ability to vote on Sturgeon vs Frost, the Alaska hovercraft case that goes before the Court this fall, and could very well be the pivotal vote to ensure Alaskans have the ability to enjoy the public lands and waters we have, against federal overreach", Treadwell said Monday night in a written statement. "The things to be anxious about are the future cases. that's where a Justice Kavanaugh, if confirmed, can make a difference", said Fitzpatrick.

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