KING: Well what do you make of the argument that this is a state's rights issue, that this should be decided by individual states?
Confirmation hearings for the newest U.S. Supreme Court nominee are not likely before September, but the selection of Brett Kavanaugh already has New Mexico reproductive-rights advocates mobilizing on two fronts.
New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, was arrested Monday night outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as he protested the President's nomination of District of Columbia's Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in America. "We are the majority and those who vote for Kavanaugh, which is a vote to end Roe v. Wade, will be held accountable at the ballot box".
The president will be accused of picking a patsy or an apparatchik who'll put ideology above objectivity, basing their legal decisions not on what's constitutionally correct but what they personally believe to be morally, politically, or religiously right. You talked about these issues in the past to other people I'm sure. "And I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law". The food supplies are low, like in China back when they instituted its draconian law of one child per family, which resulted in forced abortions and the murder of thousands of female babies because, shit we need a boy to keep the family name going. What is important to me is that they say, "I will not overturn Roe v Wade" - make that very clear.
WEDDINGTON: To gratitude that I had the opportunity but anger that suddenly Trump, who has no right to give speeches to anybody about ethics, is now saying, well, he thinks women shouldn't have abortions.
Legal experts, however, aren't convinced that Kavanaugh's presence alone would automatically lead to the overturning of Roe and the 1992 landmark case Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, which upheld large parts of Roe and ruled that states can not impose an "undue burden" on patients seeking abortion.
Speaking at a campaign event in Jackson Heights, Cynthia Nixon, who is running against Cuomo for governor, charged that Cuomo hasn't done enough to ensure that Roe v. Wade protections are passed in NY.
Although a number of recent polls indicate that Americans support Roe v. Wade, other polls indicate that Americans do not know much about the decision. And we know that, yeah, he's in a different party, but the party is now in the majority, and he ought to have support.
WEDDINGTON: Well, I think it was still the right to privacy.
Quite possibly. Some organizations like WomenOnWeb provide medication abortion to women in countries where access to abortion is restricted.
But what does the data tell us about how the judicial actions of nominees align with the politics of the presidents who pick them?
"I stand for the sanctity of life", Pence said separately. He's going to have all he can handle to handle current cases that come before the court. It was made up by the justices at the time.