- Clips of Sen. Collins protecting Brett Kavanaugh’s vote casting file on abortion have resurfaced.
- Collins stated Kavanaugh thought to be Roe v. Wade settled legislation and did “no longer consider” he would overturn it.
- The clips resurfaced as a leaked draft opinion signifies the court docket may roll again abortion rights.
Clips of Sen. Susan Collins announcing Justice Brett Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as “settled legislation” recirculated Monday following information that the Ideal Court docket seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“I don’t consider that Brett Kavanaugh will overturn Roe. v. Wade,” Collins informed CNN in 2018, previous to Kavanaugh’s affirmation.
On more than one different events when requested about Kavanaugh, Collins indicated he’d stated Roe v. Wade was once “settled legislation” and it might be irrelevant to overturn the precedent of Roe or Deliberate Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe in 1992.
Kavanaugh was once appointed to the Ideal Court docket in a 50-48 vote within the Senate, with Collins’ aye vote thought to be key to his affirmation.
In February, Collins, along side Sen. Lisa Murkowski, presented regulation that might codify the rights established in Roe and Casey.
“I enhance the abortion rights established by means of Roe v. Wade and affirmed by means of Deliberate Parenthood v. Casey,” Collins stated in a commentary. “Our regulation would enshrine those essential protections into legislation with out undercutting statutes which were in position for many years and supply elementary judgment of right and wrong protections which can be relied upon by means of well being care suppliers who’ve spiritual objections to appearing abortions.”
Represenatives for Collins and the Ideal Court docket didn’t right away go back Insider’s requests for remark.