In addition to jeopardizing women's reproductive rights, Gillibrand, who is frequently mentioned as a 2020 presidential contender, also contended a conservative-leaning court would further unwind the Affordable Care Act, which was previously upheld by the Supreme Court.
Last week, NARAL and Planned Parenthood called on the Senate to demand a new "personal liberty standard" of forcing Supreme Court nominees to affirm the Roe v. Wade decision. Sen.
Hatch also said Tuesday that Democrats' concern that Kavanaugh's appointment to the court would endanger abortion rights was overblown and labeled it "pathetic" as a rallying cry against him.
Conservative and GOP groups hailed his nomination, including the New York State Republican Party and New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms, who called the Yale Law School grad "impeccably qualified" to serve on the Supreme Court. Should Roe be overturned, the question of abortion, and any limits on abortions, would return to the states and in most cases the legislative branch.
The campaign includes a new digital ad "Vote for Roe or We'll Vote You Out", as well as robust six figure TV ad buy championing what the governor said is his "record on women's rights". "I find it hard to think that [Chief Justice] Roberts - who has a more long-term view of the arc of the court and a desire to preserve its institutional role - would facially overrule Roe".More news: SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Democrat Says Colleagues Will 'ANSWER TO HISTORY' if Kavanaugh Confirmed
"One of the reasons they opposed it, they said, 'Well, we have Roe v. Wade in law. So there is a lot to go through", she said.
"He has prioritized keeping the IDC and the Republicans in control", Nixon said.
Robin Chappelle Golston, the head of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts - the lobbying arm of Planned Parenthood in NY state - said her group is grateful for Cuomo's efforts, and she puts the blame back on the Republicans. Republicans hold a 51-vote majority, and Sen.
Jumaane Williams as he protested against US President Donald Trump.
"I think you're going to find that not only is this a fine, great man, and a good family man and a very intelligent judge, but he can do a very good job on the court, and that's all we can ask for", Hatch said. "Alaska Right to Life wants to make sure and urge both Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to confirm a justice that recognizes the personhood of the child in the womb".