Kavanaugh’s place on the Supreme Court means our rights and freedoms are on the line — including the constitutional right to access abortion
Trump promised to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade — the legal case that guarantees the right to access safe, legal abortion. Amid protest from women's rights advocates, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 2018. He stands to sway the Supreme Court’s balance away from our constitutional right to abortion and could threaten our voting rights, access to health care, and more.
Trump said he’d only appoint biased justices who would “automatically” overturn Roe v. Wade and gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — which has provided access to health care for millions of people.YouTube/Bloomberg Politics
Kavanaugh has actively worked to block access to safe, legal abortion. In 2017, he sided with the Trump administration in blocking a young, undocumented woman from access to abortion.Huffington Post
Anti-abortion groups celebrated Kavanaugh’s nomination as an opportunity to roll back abortion access and reproductive rights.New York Magazine
72% of voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.
Who sits on this court will determine the course of our history — and the course of millions of people’s lives.
Supreme Court justices are the final safeguard for our most basic rights and freedoms. Neil Gorsuch — whom Trump nominated and the Senate confirmed to the Supreme Court just last year — was a deciding vote in the Court’s decisions to uphold the discriminatory Muslim ban, strip people of their right to vote, weaken workers’ rights, and empower fake women’s health centers.
We cannot allow our children and grandchildren to have fewer rights than we do today.”
Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kavanaugh would have the chance to rule on important issues like affirmative action, birth control, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and LGBTQ rights. These rulings could deeply harm people of color, who experience disparities because of racist and discriminatory policies.Hello Beautiful
Kavanaugh has ruled against access to birth control. He argued to allow employers to deny their employees no-copay birth control coverage under the ACA.Chicago Tribune