Cuomo calls on NY lawmakers to strengthen pro-choice laws

J. Scott Applewhite | AP  Pro-life and anti-abortion advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court

In picking a replacement for Anthony Kennedy, the president tilts the philosophical balance of the high court. And, to be kind, Trump's choices of personnel have been woefully subpar.

"We will see if Brett Kavanaugh will accept the strong language Kennedy used about supporting states, while occasionally voting to affirm the importance of federal authority". In custody. His campaign manager? There is a very good chance if Trump is involved in making personnel decisions they will definitely be bad. "My standard for reviewing Supreme Court nominees remains rigorous and exacting". One of these will have to succeed in persuading the majority of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in order for further measures to be taken against it.

Neither of those things should be allowed to happen again. Voters must start caring more about these elections. "The disrespect they show is personal, it's professional and it is governmental", Cuomo said, adding the government has "done nothing" with the Me Too movement.

The 1960s broke these people and by the 70s the Culture Wars were in full swing.

Even pro-life legal scholars acknowledge that, at least in the short term after an reversal of Roe, a significant number of states, NY nearly certainly among them, would keep the procedure legal with few regulations, and even serve as magnets for women in states that restricted or banned the procedure. Instead, it would return the decision about abortion legality to the states, where a patchwork of laws already in place render abortion more or less available, largely depending on individual states' political leanings.

So those words don't mean much to me from a nominee who is trying to get confirmed. "Where could I get an abortion?"

Cuomo also called on the state Senate to hold a special session to pass legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade in NY before the next Supreme Court justice is confirmed. God forbid they do what they intend to do. What if your life is in danger, you roll the dice? "Kiss my you know what", said Sen. The woman carrying the fetus.

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Among those ages 50 to 64, 74% know that Roe v. Wade dealt with abortion, the highest percentage of any age group. "I think the Republican Majority had been the problem, and we need to change that".

"What we don't want is to have people go to the courts with a specific objective or policy criteria".

Cuomo also chided the GOP-led state Senate for "drinking the Trump Kool-Aid" and pushed the state legislature to reconvene and codify Roe v. Wade into state law by passing the Reproductive Health Act.

"We've had the subsequent 45 years where (the) pro-life movement has been seeking one way or the other to bring this back to the domain of elected representatives, rather than the courts", he said.

"You don't think he's more than that - an actual adversary?"

He also said of a planned one-on-one meeting next Monday between Trump and Putin, "The meeting in Helsinki will be an opportunity for the President to sit down and, I think, evaluate the leader of Russian Federation in a fresh way". As of now, 17 states have laws that will ban or greatly restrict abortion the minute Roe is overturned. It is religion, and it should be separated from the state as the founders intended.

Both women are being targeted by a liberal group over their vote. So, I thought the Roe v. Wade issue would more follow that trajectory. Given that Roe's central finding - that the decision to have an abortion falls under the constitutional right to privacy - has been upheld three times, even an anti-abortion court might be loath to overrule it in its entirety.

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