Kavanaugh drama: high stakes for rivals in abortion debate
The Associated Press
Updated: September 26, 2018
NEW YORK — Among those riveted by the drama of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination are the rival sides in America’s abortion debate, each convinced that the nationwide right to abortion is at stake.
During his Senate confirmation hearing in early September, Kavanaugh deflected questions about whether he might favour overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established that right in all 50 states. However, anti-abortion activists and abortion-rights supporters — divided on so many matters — share a belief that Kavanaugh would be open to upholding state laws that would weaken Roe by further restricting abortion access.