Opponents of Kavanaugh's nomination don't have the votes to derail his confirmation, but protesters voiced their concerns at his hearing about a conservative majority's impact on the Supreme Court.
The president's Supreme Court pick meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for re-election in red states while under intense pressure from activists.
This week, Argentina's Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion. The decision came as a letdown for feminist organizations that conducted their battle largely on social media.
After 16 hours of debate, the country's Senate voted 38 to 31 against a measure passed earlier by the lower house of Congress that would have allowed abortions through the 14th week of pregnancy.
With a new conservative Supreme Court justice likely to be seated, only 17 percent of poll respondents say they want the landmark abortion ruling overturned, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.
With Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination still up for debate, activists are planning for potential battles in state legislatures if the court eventually weakens national abortion rights.
As with current abortion policies, a reversal of the landmark court decision would mean a woman's access to the procedure would continue to be determined by where she lives.
The president says he won't ask about specific legal cases, including Roe v. Wade. But he doesn't have to, because everyone on his short list is a pre-vetted conservative.
The apparently mixed signals of the moment do not really suggest any further evolution in the president's abortion thinking. They suggest a strategy for confirming whomever the president picks.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump said his advisers told him not to ask potential Supreme Court nominees whether they would overturn Roe v Wade. "But I'm putting conservative people on," he said.