Mike Pence 'very encouraged' by reaction on Capitol Hill to Kavanaugh's nomination

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"I'm going to be deeply critical of him and keep the contributions", Cuomo said following a Brooklyn event.

Roe v Wade is not about abortion, although it is the key result of the decision, it is about the government's right to enter the bodies of tax paying citizens and control the results. The Supreme Court, for instance, could throw out the precedent set in the subsistence fishing cases of elder Katie John, she said, because Katie John was the basis for an appellate court decision against John Sturgeon, the man challenged by federal authorities for operating a hovercraft in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. In that realm, they should have no more weight than the opinion polling Lahren cites in support of keeping Roe.

"Brett Kavanaugh is an extreme conservative who would overturn Roe v. Wade the first chance he got", Cuomo tweeted on Tuesday. If Roe is overturned, each state will be free to make its own laws. That could fan an already raging battle in states over what should and should not be legal. She wrote, "We must never go back to the days when women like my mother were forced to put their lives at risk in order to plan their families, pursue their dreams, and chart the course of their own lives".

It's too bad he's not the Governor of a State or something, given that after Roe the legality of abortion will become a matter of State law. A honest commitment to upholding reproductive rights or enacting sane gun control - or protecting the environment, or upholding civil rights, or any number of other good causes - would require the same strategic approach to the judiciary as conservatives have shown, and the same willingness to subordinate short-term disagreements to long-term goals.

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. "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".

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Pence was similarly evasive in response, saying Trump picked Kavanaugh for his "background", "temperament" and "experience". Only nine have laws to protect the right to an abortion regardless of Roe. In fact, the only restrictions on abortion in the state are a ban on state funding for abortion and a requirement that parents of minors be notified before their children receive abortion care.

"Andrew Cuomo will take donations from anyone", Nixon said in a fundraising pitch as supporters looked on. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska - Hogue said her group will also target Republicans with competitive races on the horizon. Some women may not know they are pregnant at that point.

GILLIAN METZGER: Well, Casey, to begin with, reaffirmed the basic principle of Roe that women have a constitutional right to choose to end a pregnancy. But there are five other states with 72-hour waiting periods in place, and the majority of states have waiting periods ranging from 18 hours to more than 72 hours, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

The outspoken Democrat on Wednesday called on the Republican-controlled NY state Senate to pass legislation mirroring abortion rights outlined in Roe v. Wade, the Washington Examiner said. Those bans could, at least in theory, be reinstated, although "someone would have to go into court and ask to lift that injunction", says Myrick. Republicans are urging the senators to confirm Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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