In talk of the impact Amy Coney Barrett could have on abortion rights, many people overlook related cases that might be in play, including the right to birth control that the court recognized in 1965.
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The Democratic nominee envisions a bipartisan group of constitutional scholars who would, after 180 days, make recommendations to reform the court system, which Biden calls "out of whack."
Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.
Saturday's events drew thousands of demonstrators, mobilized in opposition to President Trump and the likely Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have looked for ways to challenge Barrett's conservative views without alienating her Catholic supporters.
Drawing from her own experience, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., says she fears Judge Amy Coney Barrett would oppose reproductive health techniques, including in vitro fertilization.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is backing legislation designed to codify Roe — the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide — in state law and expand abortion access.
President Trump promised to name Supreme Court justices who would oppose abortion rights. Activists say Barrett fits that mold. Her history as a federal judge offers potential clues to her views.
The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.
The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more.