Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Democrats focus on abortion in court fight, sensing Republican jitters

Democrats focus on abortion in court fight, sensing Republican jitters

Loeb's intentions to make a more pro-life leaning film of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision to grant a woman the right to an abortion has complicated production after several members of the Roe v. Wade cast and crew backed out of the project, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Kavanaugh was previously appointed by Republican President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit Court and has voted against abortion rights in the past, notably in 2017 when he voted against an immigrant teen being allowed to terminate her own pregnancy. And about 49 percent said it was very important to get a justice who agreed with them on police powers.

Four states, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota, have approved "trigger laws" that would ban abortion immediately after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.


It's not the only pressure being placed on Murkowski: The left-leaning grassroots organization Indivisible Anchorage plans a protest outside her Anchorage office Monday ahead of Trump's expected announcement.

Leo, who is on leave from the conservative Federalist Society to advise Trump on his Supreme Court pick, would not confirm whether Trump had made his final selection. Roberts expressed concern about the "onslaught on women's access to abortion" that could occur were a conservative justice to take Kennedy's place.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged Republican state lawmakers to reconsider their opposition to legislation codifying abortion rights in NY state law.


The poll surveyed 1,500 USA adults from July 1-3 through web-based interviews and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

This post Stacey Dash To Star In Anti-Abortion "Roe v. Wade" Film first appeared on Vibe. A unanimous Supreme Court nomination would be unimaginable today.

Laguens argued that past nominees have said of Roe v. Wade that they would "respect precedent" but then, as justices, have gone on to "rule in ways that ignore precedent". In 2016, he told Fox News's Chris Wallace that Roe would be overturned if he got to appoint "two or three" justices, "because I am putting pro-life justices on the court". If upheld, these laws could effectively overturn abortion rights in many states or across the nation as a whole. Because Roe had not been decided by a close vote (the vote was actually 7-2), and because it had bipartisan support, with both liberal and conservative justices on the Court voting with the majority and with key leaders in both political parties endorsing the decision, no one at the time, whether inside or outside of the pro-life movement, thought an imminent reversal of the decision was likely.


GREAT FALLS, MT - JULY 05: Supporters of U.S. president Donald Trump attempt to block a supporter of U.S. Sen. Democrats need to maintain their votes, plus one Republican to vote against the nominee to halt confirmation. Instead, they tacitly acquiesced to a "don't ask, don't tell" procedure: Republican judicial nominees would have the right to refuse to answer questions about how they would vote on abortion rights, and in turn, Senate pro-choice Democrats would give them the benefit of the doubt as long as there was no paper trail indicating their overt hostility to Roe. Why do you think he picked Neil Gorsuch?

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