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The Progressive Happy Hour: Brett Kavanaugh, Reproductive Justice and the Fight Ahead

The Progressive Happy Hour: Brett Kavanaugh, Reproductive Justice and the Fight Ahead

In response to his nomination by President Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations protested outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Earlier this week, Trump announced he had tapped U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his latest Supreme Court justice pick. And part of it was because the person who was advising him, the person who put together that list of 25 people to consider, is one of the main people from the Federalist Society and a person who is very much opposed to abortion being legal and who wouldn't have put anybody on that list unless they were against abortion being legal. Roe v. Wade was a landmark. That would be binding precedent of the Court.

To explain the contrast, he points to a somewhat similar time in the court's history, when Justice Lewis Powell, long regarded as a centrist, stepped down from the Supreme Court in 1987-and was succeeded by Anthony Kennedy.

Fitzpatrick believes gay marriage will also be upheld if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the high court. California also broadly interpreted a woman's "mental health" exception to allow many abortions, according to the National Right to Life Committee.

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The court has yet to decide which cases it will take up in its next session. Jane Roe was a legal pseudonym of the plaintiff, Norma McCorvey. She cited marriage rights for same-sex couples and immigration laws as other issues that the nominee could affect. My favorite is the Ten Commandments, which states that merely coveting things is a sin, thus illegal (religious insane people's interpretation). But she later publicly acknowledged that had been a lie. The IDC dissolved shortly after the state budget was passed, and reunited with the rest of the Senate Democrats, but the Democratic conference still lacks one Senate seat needed to hold the majority. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion and declared that a woman's right to privacy under the 14th Amendment superseded a state's right to ban abortion. Instead, it would return debate over a profound moral, philosophical, and cultural question to the people of the United States, exactly as the Founders intended.

The governor, meanwhile, signed an executive order while in Yonkers ensuring that women in NY who are insured through individual, small group, and large group comprehensive health insurance policies as well as Medicaid receive insurance coverage without cost-sharing for contraceptive services.

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.

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So, I asked one of my classmates, a woman named Linda Coffee, to be co-counsel and she said she would. To be crystal clear, this is a policy goal I am entirely in sympathy with; no state should make homosexual relations a crime, and fortunately today a vanishingly small number of people would support such a law. Period. I am for that, not abortions or the rest of it. Rights.

METZGER: But what Casey also did was it adopted what's known as the undue burden standard as the way in which a court's supposed to assess whether or not a restriction on abortion is constitutional.

"It's extremely important that Colorado remains free to serve as a home base for abortion providers and medically safe care for women who are going to be traveling here", said Taylor-Nanista, adding that Planned Parenthood saw an influx of women seeking abortion care in New Mexico after Texas shuttered many of its abortion clinics due to harsh regulations.

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