Senator Susan Collins is defending her votes to confirm two anti-choice justices to the Supreme Court after they dissented from the majority ruling to uphold access to women’s health care. Senator Collins justified her votes for Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch by promising Mainers they would respect precedent with regard to Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights and has even since defended her vote when they have written anti-choice opinions on the Court.
Now, after Kavanaugh and Gorsuch ignored precedent and argued to uphold a law that would have left just one abortion provider in the state of Louisiana, Collins is doubling down on her claim that Kavanaugh and Gorsuch don’t pose a threat to Roe v. Wade. Her judicial record – including confirming every single Trump judicial nominee in 2017 and 2018 – is one reason why both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, who supported the vulnerable incumbent in the past, have endorsed Sara Gideon.
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