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Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday said that Roe v. Wade has been “reaffirmed many times.”
“Senator, I said that it’s settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court entitled to respect,” Kavanaugh told senators in response to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “It has been reaffirmed many times over the past 45 years, as you know, and most prominently, most importantly, reaffirmed in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The comments were in response to the first questions Kavanaugh received about the 1973 abortion case during his second day before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is holding a days-long hearing for his Supreme Court nomination.
“I understand the importance the people attach to the Roe v. Wade decision,” Kavanaugh added. “I don’t live in a bubble. I live in the real world.”
Feinstein followed up by asking about his work in the White House under former President George W. Bush. Kavanaugh demurred, saying he wasn’t sure what Feinstein was referring to, but added that Roe was an “important precedent.”
He added that the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case from 1992 upholding Roe v. Wade was “precedent on precedent.”
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