Collins: Won't support SCOTUS pick hostile to abortion rights

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    'Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote in the coming Supreme Court confirmation fight, said Sunday she would not support a nominee hostile to the landmark abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade.

    "I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law," Collins said on CNN's "State of the Union."'

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    Interesting.
     
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    However, she did vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Appellate Court; they say Barrett is a pro-lifer. Of course, that doesn't mean a good Justice would make a decision based only on their personal opinion. So if she is someone who respects established decisions of the Court, I can see our senator confirming her again. Senator Collins is, after all, a conservative.
     
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    What else is new???

    Susan Collins, John McCain, and the rest of the riffraff.

    Democrats in sheep's clothing.
     
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    It's not going to stop the pick. You loons are fugged beyond belief
     
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    Collins said:

    “I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade,” she continued, “because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law.”

    Don't know if anyone on Trump's short list has expressed hostility to Roe v Wade, but you can bet whoever gets nominated isn't going to say anything close to that. What they do if/after they get confirmed is another story though. I wonder if the SCOTUS would return the question of abortion back to the states, Stare Decisis appears to be somewhat less important to the Court these days.
     
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    We’ll see if she actually sticks to her guns. She didn’t say boo about the last pick or when mitch stole our judge
     
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    Two more SCOTUS Democrats are in their 80s. How many more picks will Donald Trump get ?

    Could be 7-2 before long. Goodbye Roe vs Wade. Goodbye Same Sex marriage. Goodbye Affirmative Action. Goodbye gun-free zones. Hello nationwide CCW.
     
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    I couldn't even read past the title. Abortion is not a "right". There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that says a woman has the "right" to an abortion.
     
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    I don't see abortion as killing a chemical thing. I see it a the equivalent of a mother sitting next to her offspring, putting a gun to that 30 year old, well established PERSON, and executing him/her.

    Only difference is. as an aborted fetus, he/she didn't get to live the 30 years.
     
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    Doesn't matter what the Alt and Far Right think: they are anti-American.

    It will matter with the nominees think.
     
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