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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:18 PM

Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case😳 [View all]

...of course she does.

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN that despite his vote in a recent abortion access case, she did not believe Kavanaugh would ultimately vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"I have always been concerned about preserving Roe v. Wade" Collins said Monday, adding that Kavanaugh had given her assurances during his confirmation process that the landmark opinion was safe.

"He said under oath many times, as well as to me personally many times, that he considers Roe to be 'precedent upon precedent' because it had been reaffirmed in the Casey v Planned Parenthood case," Collins added, dismissing any criticism of her as partisan politics.

Her comments came after Kavanaugh dissented last Thursday from the court's decision to put a Louisiana law on hold pending appeal. The law, similar to one in Texas that the court previously struck down, would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital, something critics say would severely limit access to abortions.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/12/politics/susan-collins-brett-kavanaugh-abortion-louisiana/index.html

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