Abortion issue takes center stage in governor's race

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Monday

Jesse Jackson called abortion "murder" and once told a black newspaper in Chicago that "we used to look for death from the man in the blue coat and now it comes in a white coat". "We do not ask this court to rule that abortion is good or desirable in any particular situation", Weddington argued before the court on October 11, 1972.

Mary Ann Dzuback, chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, suspects that conservative justices will continue chipping away at reproductive choice, rather than mount a frontal assault on the Roe decision that has stood since 1973. "That in fact she has a constitutional right to make that decision for herself and that the state has shown no interest in interfering with that decision".

Vanderbilt Law professor Brian Fitzpatrick doesn't adhere to that thinking. While Kavanaugh is a practicing Catholic, he's also said he would respect the precedent set by Roe.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who resigns at the end of the month. "It is not enough that you may think the prior decision was wrongly decided".

Pence responded, "I do, but I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court".

"The en banc majority, by contrast, reflects a philosophy that unlawful immigrant minors have a right to immediate abortion on demand, not to be interfered with even by Government efforts to help minors navigate what is undeniably a hard situation by expeditiously transferring them to their sponsors", Kavanaugh wrote. It, perhaps, shouldn't surprise us that there is a strong correlation between Republican presidents and Supreme Court justices who vote conservatively-and the reverse.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY has already said of Kavanaugh that he'd "oppose him with everything I've got", and signaled Wednesday that Democrats would be vetting not only Kavanaugh's record on the bench but also his work as an official in the George W. Bush White House and for the special prosecutor during Bill Clinton's presidency. I wish we could move off of that and count on people we know are honest, we know they're decent, we know they have the intelligence, and he has all of these things.

"We think there are 22 states likely to ban abortion without Roe" because of a combination of factors including existing laws and regulations on the books and the positions of the governors and state legislatures, says Myrick. This question came from Democratic Sen.

At the same time, Myrick says, "there are 20 states where abortion would probably remain safe and legal". "And also you now have a much more substantive record to review in the intervening years".

KING: How might Kavanaugh or the court change the way Roe v. Wade is interpreted?

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump had said he "can't say" whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is a friend or foe.

He has authored opinions that directly contradict Roe v. Wade by restricting a woman's access. "That would be binding precedent of the court", he said.

Here to talk more about the issue is Chelly Hegan of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

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