NARAL President Demands ‘Affirmative Declaration’ SCOTUS Nominee Will Uphold Roe v. Wade

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These Supreme Court decisions changed the game for women. In fact, Kennedy's successor may not get more than 51 votes, largely because of fears that the future of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance. Collins is a moderate Republican being watched closely for her vote on the president's Supreme Court nomination.

"Mark my words, they are moving to roll back Roe v. Wade, that is going to be the next move by this president", Cuomo said at the event. One of these will have to get to the Supreme Court to enable a majority to overturn Roe.

As of now, four states - Louisiana, Mississippi and North and South Dakota - have what are known as abortion "trigger laws".

Another dozen or so states still have pre-Roe abortion bans on the books. In 1972, the year before Roe, there were more than half a million legal abortions in the United States.

Reversing the landmark case would not automatically make abortion illegal across the country.

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"I had an abortion at 19, after rape, and I wouldn't want my daughter, God forbid anything like that happened to her, I wouldn't want her at 19 to be in a position where she didn't have access to safe and legal abortions", said Long.

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One pending case, for instance, involves an Arkansas law that would effectively ban medication abortions. But a strategy of appointing conservative judicial nominees who would use their votes on the bench to limit federal overreach, protect private property, or enforce an "originalist" interpretation of the Constitution could find much greater support across the party, since this was a strategy not exclusively identified with the GOP's pro-life wing. The media might ignore our view, or try to portray us as opponents of women's rights, but hundreds of thousands of Americans have marched on Washington every year since Roe v. Wade was handed down, calling for an end to the abortion-on-demand industry in America.

Trump's Supreme Court pick has yet to be officially announced, though some sources, including CNBC, have reported that the president has "quietly" settled on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

All this means the outcome of a confirmation vote is uncertain.

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Pro-lifers overreached with Reagan's nomination of Judge Robert Bork in 1987. The majority opinion in Roe is notably free of the triumphalism that has accompanied declarations of other rights. As they've put together a campaign against the president's nominee, Democratic groups have found that informing voters of a looming threat to Roe - one that few saw as likely before the 2016 election - is one of their strongest messages.

The cases fall into three major categories. They knew that if Bork had been confirmed, Roe would have been rescinded.

Kennedy embraced liberal arguments on abortion.

Planned Parenthood in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Mount Auburn has drawn protesters from both sides of the abortion debate. Why do you think he picked Neil Gorsuch? Instead, it would return the decision about abortion legality to the states, where a patchwork of laws already in place render abortion more or less available, largely depending on individual states' political leanings.

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