Mike Pence: I Still Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned

Pauline Gross
July 14, 2018

On Monday night, Donald Trump unveiled his choice for Kennedy's replacement-the ultra-conservative Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's second Supreme Court pick to the court in as many years (as many as President Obama got over eight years).

Unlike states where abortion rights would immediately be at risk, Colorado has no laws that could significantly restrict access to abortion in the absence of Roe.

At the same time, New Mexico is one of 10 states that makes abortion a crime under state law. And while Kavanaugh has made no published rulings on whether women have a constitutional right to an abortion, the concern is that he could provide the crucial fifth votes to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade decision that said women have a constitutional right to abortion. "They intend to roll back Roe v. Wade, and we will go back to pre-1973 and the horrors of pre-1973", he said. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion and declared that a woman's right to privacy under the 14th Amendment superseded a state's right to ban abortion.

Neither of those things should be allowed to happen again. And I'm saying if I were confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, Senator, I would follow it have been reaffirmed many times colluding in Planned Parenthood. "Well, you're fired from the New York State Senate'". A federal appeals court found that law unconstitutional in April.

He also said of a planned one-on-one meeting next Monday between Trump and Putin, "The meeting in Helsinki will be an opportunity for the President to sit down and, I think, evaluate the leader of Russian Federation in a fresh way". California also broadly interpreted a woman's "mental health" exception to allow many abortions, according to the National Right to Life Committee. "If you care about women, families, and children, I urge you to stand up with me and make your voice heard".

Despite the current presence of Roe v. Wade laws, it hasn't stopped plenty of states from severely limiting access to abortion services, or even just simply putting "trigger" laws on the books that would effectively illegalize abortion in that specific state if the Roe laws were to be overturned at any point in time whatsoever. The Constitution does not bind us to the Founders' social views or understanding of human sexuality, but rightly leaves those thorny and ever-changing debates to us, the people, and thus to the states.

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The court effectively punted on several big cases, ruling on narrow, technical grounds rather than making sweeping decisions. That more likely outcome places the rightmost bound of abortion policy (which will be different across the states) in about as radically a pro-life place as the abortion regime of, well, nearly the entire continent of Europe. "You don't get to show up for one march and go home".

Despite the uphill battle ahead, Taylor-Nanista said she still has hope given that Colorado voters repeatedly rejected fetal personhood at the ballot box by a wide margin.

She later reversed her position after undergoing a political and religious conversion.

"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".

"Regardless of President Trump's ongoing efforts to undercut New Yorkers' hard-earned rights, this office's work will continue full speed", Underwood said in a statement. More recently we've seen measures that have banned abortion after six weeks or 15 weeks.

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