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- President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would solidify a 5-4 conservative majority if he were confirmed.
- This makeup of the court has many pro-abortion-rights activists concerned that abortion access and even the landmark case Roe v. Wade could be in danger.
- Legal experts, however, told Business Insider the more likely scenario is for the court to slowly chip away at abortion access one decision at a time.
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy would solidify a solid 5-4 conservative majority on the court, and it has some pro-abortion rights advocates worried about what that majority could mean for cases regarding reproductive rights.
Pro abortion-rights groups are particularly concerned by one Kavanaugh’s previous rulings. Last year, as part of a three-judge panel decision in Garza vs. Hargan for the Federal Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh ruled to invalidate a previous court order mandating that an undocumented, unaccompanied teenager in government custody be allowed to leave custody to obtain an abortion.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s stance on Roe v. Wade could be hinted at in an undocumented teen’s abortion case
- Thomas Hardiman, one of Trump’s Supreme Court finalists, lost out on the nomination twice in a row