Robin Chappelle Golston, President of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, the lobbying arm of Planned Parenthood in NY, predicts that the landmark 1973 abortion rights decision Roe v Wade will likely be overturned if Kavanaugh is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Patty Murray about her opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is being vigorously opposed by Sens. Chuck Schumer of NY. Lawmakers adjourned last month and aren't expected to return to Albany until next year.
Myrick and Lipton-Lubet agree that there is no way to predict which abortion case is likely to reach the high court first.
Cuomo also backs a measure, known as the Reproductive Health Act, or RHA, which would codify the rights in the Roe v. Wade case into NY law.
Nixon spoke at a news conference where she endorsed a challenger to one of the Independent Democratic Conference members.
Cuomo hasn't missed many chances to criticize Trump as the governor runs for his second gubernatorial reelection, at a time when some also think he may be eyeing a run in 2020.
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"Establishment Democrats, like the Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant".
"Look, I think there's always more everyone can do, but he's definitely been a champion and spoken up for our issues", Chappelle Golston said.
Some of the Supreme Court's most important rulings, such as Roe v. Wade, were upheld by a 5-4 majority.
But Kavanaugh's nomination has triggered consternation among pro-choice progressives who have viewed him as a threat to abortion rights. A survey conducted in April by the Siena College poll determined that 78 percent of enrolled Democrats would prefer having Roe v. Wade put into state law.
As Democrats attempt to take control of the state Senate in this year's elections for the first time in almost a decade, the governor pledged to oust GOP incumbents and stumped in Westchester and Nassau counties on Tuesday.
The RHA passed in the Democratic-led State Assembly, but has stalled in the State Senate, which has been led for the past several years by Republicans, with the help of some breakaway Democrats.
"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.