Chief Justice Roberts protects abortion — yet sets up 2020 showdown

which could be bad news for reproductive-rights activists, who have warned for months which the high court’s abortion precedents are unlikely to withstand the addition of Trump’s two nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch as well as Brett Kavanaugh.

Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement Wednesday which which was “increasingly likely” which the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

as well as even if Roe, which made abortion legal nationwide, is actually not overturned, a ruling on which case in favor of Louisiana could be nearly the same as if which had been, warned Jen Dalven, director of the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project.

“For thousands of women, the result could be exactly the same as if you overturned Roe v. Wade,” Dalven said. “which’s a sneaky, stealthy way to deny abortion access for thousands as well as thousands of women without having to get which headline.”

Thursday night’s vote was initially which Trump’s two nominees had to address their views on abortion since their Senate confirmation hearings. During those hearings, Kavanaugh as well as Gorsuch said they viewed Roe as settled law.

In a move which alarmed civil rights groups, both men said Thursday which they could have allowed the Louisiana law to take effect.

Gorsuch joined his fellow conservatives, Justices Clarence Thomas as well as Samuel Alito, in saying he could have permitted the law to take effect as soon as Friday. Kavanaugh agreed, yet wrote separately which he could be open to reconsidering the legality of the law if the dire warnings via abortion rights groups materialized.

Kavanaugh’s dissent had noted similarities to his only previous decision on abortion, issued while a federal appeals court judge in Washington, Dalven said. which decision, which was ultimately overturned, could have delayed a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant via obtaining an abortion.

Dalven said Kavanaugh had at which point twice effectively voted to block abortions while cloaking the decision in technical reasoning.

“I can’t look into his mind to understand the intention behind which, why he’s doing which which way, yet the effect is actually the same,” she said.

Cornell’s Dorf said he expected which if the court does decide to review the law next term, the justices are likely to take a page out of Kavanaugh’s playbook. He said they could likely find specific, technical grounds to find the Louisiana law constitutional without expressly overturning their own 2016 precedent on the similar Texas law.

“There is actually an argument by some inside the pro-choice community which which is actually the worst of all possible worlds,” Dorf said. He said which outcome could leave in place the “illusion of an abortion right,” without generating the type of headlines which could energize liberals.

“I think which is actually a real concern, yet I don’t think which which’s as bad as explicitly overruling [Whole Women’s Health]. You can lose by winning, yet which’s usually worse to lose by losing,” he said.