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What Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett Said About Roe at Confirmation Hearings

What Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett Said About Roe at Confirmation Hearings

In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the court could overturn Roe v. Wade, some lawmakers have charged that conservative Supreme Court justices led them astray during Senate confirmation hearings. We’ll look at what the three most recent conservative justices had said about Roe.

Kavanaugh Files: Abortion Rights

Kavanaugh Files: Abortion Rights

Advocates for abortion rights are concerned that Judge Brett Kavanaugh could become the deciding vote in a future case to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion. We review the specific points raised by the Democrats and the facts in each case.

Effect of Overturning Roe v. Wade

Editor’s note: We published an updated story on this issue on May 3, 2022.
Q: What would happen if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

A: Some states would outlaw abortion but others would not.

Kerry Ad on Abortion: Fuzzy Math

Kerry claims the Supreme Court is “just one vote away” from overturning abortion rights for women. Make that TWO votes.