Vanderbilt law professor believes Roe v. Wade won't be overturned

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He also criticised New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for "failing to advance legislation that would protect women's rights on the state level by empowering the right-leaning Independent Democratic Conference (IDC)".

"Well, I don't think anybody is going to overturn Roe v. Wade", Hatch told Judy Woodruff on "PBS NewsHour".

Informing the Republican Senators of my nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "But that is something that I'm going to be looking at", she said.

Kavanaugh must be be confirmed by the Senate, which Republicans control 51-49. "I didn't discuss it with him, either". "There's thousands of nominees who can be offered who would be bipartisan nominees". She said the breakaway Democrats helped Republicans remain in control of the Senate for the past eight legislative sessions. "We want people to go that respect the Constitution, respect the Constitution as written, will not legislate from the bench, and President Trump and I are absolutely convinced that Judge Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of jurist that the American people - in the majority - want to see on the Court". "It's all about American people standing up strong", Gillibrand said.

Pence's evasions appeared carefully crafted to avoid disrupting Kavanaugh's confirmation process, which will feature questions aimed at picking apart his stance on abortion rights and whether he might eventually overturn or gut Roe.

"One of the reasons they opposed it, they said, 'Well, we have Roe v. Wade in law".

Cuomo says Monday that the GOP-led Senate should immediately reconvene to pass the measure in light of a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Establishment Democrats, like the Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant". Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of government surveillance that some critics say Kavanaugh would vote to legitimize, vowed to keep an "open mind" on his nomination.

Kathleen Gallagher, the director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, a key opponent, said that the governor's proposal would make late-term abortion available "for nearly any reason", would let health providers other than doctors perform abortions and would eliminate the crime of an "unwanted abortional act".

The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand US allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.