Today (September 6, 2018) during judge Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, Senator Cory Booker leaked committee docs show where Kavanaugh says Roe can be overturned.
As Booker stated, he immediately released the documents, which can be reviewed here: Booker Releases Committee Confidential Documents Related to Yesterday’s Testimony. Of particular note in these records is the following piece of information, where when Kavanaugh was acting as a White House lawyer in the Bush administration, he challenged the accuracy of deeming the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be “settled law of the land”:
This is terrifying. Kavanaugh is clear with his feelings on Roe. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, women will die, our basic dignity and humanity to autonomously make our own choices about our live's paths and destiny will be eliminated, and abortion rates won't actually go down. In fact, babies like Grace will 100% suffer.
Here are a few actions to take:
- Please call the Senate Judiciary Committee at 202-224-5225.
“I'm calling to demand that the committee commit to a transparent and thorough review of all of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's extensive body of work before referring his nomination to the full Senate.”
- Please call your Senators to ask them to vote no on Kavanaugh due to his obvious intent to undermine or undo Roe v Wade, which is established law. You can find your Senator's contact information here.
"Hi, my name is ___ and I am a constituent from [city, state, zip code].
I am calling to demand that [Senator] oppose Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court due to this his history of ruling against reproductive rights. I have a friend that had to end a desperately wanted pregnancy at 22 weeks due to a fatal fetal anomaly, and she wouldn't be able to do this if Roe v Wade were overturned, which I believe Kavanaugh would vote to do. Women should not have to fear that their reproductive rights or access to birth control could be removed by adding Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Thank you for your hard work, time and attention.
[If leaving voicemail, leave full street address to ensure your call is tallied].
- Call Corey Booker and thank him. (202) 224-3224.