Roe v Wade is 'precedent,' Kavanaugh says, but there's more to the future of abortion
By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer
Thu September 6, 2018
Washington (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday described Roe v. Wade's right to abortion as settled -- "important precedent" -- yet he has also narrowly interpreted when a woman can exercise that right.
His past views, reinforced by testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggest Kavanaugh would permit government to impose stricter regulation of abortion, for example, with additional requirements that could delay the procedure or in stiffer rules for physicians who would perform it.