After the swearing-in of one of the most controversial Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s GOP and those in his administration, acknowledged the goal of overturning Roe v Wade had finally been acomplished. Kellyanne Conway , counselor to the President, stated that Trump kept his “promise” to the anti-choice movement by confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
On Sunday morning’s edition of “This Week,” host Jonathan Karl asked Conway if she expects the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade. Karl pointed out that Trump has appointed those to the court who has stated that precident could be overturned and that was Trump’s promise during the 2016 campaign to which Conway stated, ““No, it’s not a broken promise,” Conway said, claiming that Trump is nominating people “who are going to apply the law.” Conway also stated now the administration and court will work towards “people are going to look at state law and the circuit law” for ways to restrict abortion.
Although, Republicans such as Senator Susan Collins asssured voters that Roe v Wade is settled law, Kavanaugh does not appear to believe that as he wrote in an email,
“I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so.”
During his Senate confirmation hearings Kavanaugh also stated the right wing lie that birth control medication “abortion-inducing drugs.”