NARAL President Demands ‘Affirmative Declaration’ SCOTUS Nominee Will Uphold Roe v. Wade

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So progressives are right to be afraid that whoever President Trump appoints to the Supreme Court will join other conservatives in repealing Roe - a flawed decision that should never have been made in the first place.

Laguens, a lesbian who is raising triplet daughters with her partner, has become the public face of Planned Parenthood since the departure of the organization's former president Cecile Richards. Collins would agree that those were very good reversals. We are calling for a "personal liberty standard", that the Senate must only confirm a justice who affirmatively declares that they believe the Constitution protects individual liberty and the right of all people to make personal decisions about their bodies and their personal relationships, including the right to use contraception, the right to have an abortion, and the freedom to marry who you choose.

Arizona is one of just 10 states that still have laws on the books banning abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Because Roe had not been decided by a close vote (the vote was actually 7-2), and because it had bipartisan support, with both liberal and conservative justices on the Court voting with the majority and with key leaders in both political parties endorsing the decision, no one at the time, whether inside or outside of the pro-life movement, thought an imminent reversal of the decision was likely.

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy has given conservatives their first hope in decades for a court that would strike down Roe v. Wade. Elective abortion through the second trimester was legal in four states, and abortion in cases of rape or medical necessity was legal in thirteen others. In 1981, she testified before Congress in support of a bill that, if passed, would have allowed states to prosecute abortion as murder, The New York Times reports.

GREAT FALLS, MT - JULY 05: Supporters of U.S. president Donald Trump attempt to block a supporter of U.S. Sen. The media might ignore our view, or try to portray us as opponents of women's rights, but hundreds of thousands of Americans have marched on Washington every year since Roe v. Wade was handed down, calling for an end to the abortion-on-demand industry in America.

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Most Republicans want to put the Supreme Court out of reach of the left for a generation or more.

Democrats did not immediately begin to react against Republican judicial nominees, however.

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Trump's Supreme Court pick has yet to be officially announced, though some sources, including CNBC, have reported that the president has "quietly" settled on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed by a vote of 98-0 in 1986. Why do you think he picked Neil Gorsuch?

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