Where Does Trump's Supreme Court Pick Stand on Abortion? - NECN

Where Does Trump's Supreme Court Pick Stand on Abortion?

In his 2006 confirmation hearing, he said he would follow Roe v. Wade "faithfully and fully"

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Trump Selects Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

    President Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee Monday night. If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    (Published Monday, July 9, 2018)

    Many have voiced concern over the future of legal abortion in the United States following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, but the president's nominee to fill Kennedy's seat, Brett Kavanaugh, has a relatively thin record of public comment and legal decisions on abortion rights, NBC News reported

    Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, is a solidly conservative jurist who is unlikely to side with the court's liberal wing on social issues. But with a limited amount of comment and legal decisions regarding abortion, it's hard to tell whether he would vote to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in 1973. 

    In his confirmation hearing in 2006, however, he said he would follow Roe v. Wade "faithfully and fully" when asked by Sen. Chuck Schumer whether he considered the case to be an "abomination." When pressed by Schumer, he would not directly share his personal opinion on the case.