Brett Kavanaugh on Abortion
Overall, his testimony reinforced his past writings suggesting he would permit the government to more strictly regulate abortion, for example, with additional requirements that could delay the procedure or stiffer rules for physicians who would perform it.
Trump has long vowed to appoint justices who would reverse Roe and allow the states to determine whether abortion should be legal. Kennedy had been a swing vote in favor of abortion rights.
Last fall the appeals court voted to allow an undocumented pregnant 17 year-old in immigration detention to seek an abortion without delay. Judge Kavanaugh dissented. He wrote that while the appeals court was bound to obey Supreme Court rulings, those precedents left room for the government to apply "reasonable regulations that do not impose an undue burden."
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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
Stephen Breyer(since 1994)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg(since 1993)
Elena Kagan(since 2010)
Anthony Kennedy(since 1988)
John Roberts(since 2005)
Sonia Sotomayor(since 2009)
Clarence Thomas(since 1991)
Merrick Garland(nominated 2016)
John Paul Stevens(1975-2010)
Sandra Day O'Connor(1981-2006)
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