Contrary to Collins’ assurances, Kavanaugh votes to restrict abortion rights | Beacon

Contrary to Collins’ assurances, Kavanaugh votes to restrict abortion rights | Beacon

In a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court announced tonight that it has blocked an attempt by the state of Louisiana to radically restrict access to abortion, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices in the majority opinion. Recently-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh dissented and argued that the law, which placed medically-unnecessary restrictions on doctors who perform abortions, should be allowed to go into effect.

Kavanaugh’s stance on the case contradicts the Supreme Court’s five-to-three decision in 2016 striking down a similar Texas law in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and would seem to fly in the face of assurances made by Senator Susan Collins, who cast a crucial vote for his confirmation, that Kavanaugh would respect previous precedent and not seek to erode abortion rights.

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