Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Tuesday that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide is in "grave danger" and that it's up to lawmakers to ensure women in NY don't lose access to abortion services.
The prior positions on health care cases by Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, hint at his potential future positions if confirmed to the court. However, despite my libertine bent (I believe all vices should be legal, as it is the bedrock of liberty promised by our little document and a key part of this human experiment called America) I feel for this argument.
The Assembly has repeatedly passed legislation to add the protections from Roe v. Wade to state law. "Alaska Right to Life wants to make sure and urge both Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to confirm a justice that recognizes the personhood of the child in the womb". It's far more likely that we'll see Roberts and Kavanaugh grant cert on cases that pare away at Roe via the "undue burden" standard articulated in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
At this point in the gubernatorial campaign, the division over abortion rights is breaking down along party lines.
He says Trump wants to take the nation back 45 years to the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade was decided.
Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate who has participated in 15 confirmation battles, reiterated his argument that Democrats will try to paint Kavanaugh as someone he's not but that, in the end, he'll get a seat on the high court. NY would have no legal cause of action against anyone, much less the Supreme Court that had just given it the right to make whatever laws it wished.
"The en banc majority, by contrast, reflects a philosophy that unlawful immigrant minors have a right to immediate abortion on demand, not to be interfered with even by Government efforts to help minors navigate what is undeniably a hard situation by expeditiously transferring them to their sponsors", Kavanaugh wrote. And do you consider yourself to be a judicial nominee like the president said he was going to nominate people in the mold of Scalia and Thomas. Many years after Roe v. Wade, you wrote in your memoir that as a young woman, you had an abortion.
The situation in the 1950s and '60s was that abortion was illegal, and women sought out doctors and others willing to perform illegal abortions under less-than-ideal circumstances or performed those abortions on themselves. That would be binding precedent of the Court. We know - in our own bodies and among our friends - about what damage the lack of legal access to full reproductive rights, including abortion, can inflict on women, their families and their communities. "I do not support abortion other than a few exceptions [like] the life of the mother". I have found no one who thinks the government should control your liver, brain, heart, stomach, so why the uterus?
He not only is a Constitutional Law expert, but Fitzpatrick also knows the thinking of a Supreme Court Justice.