August 23, 2018
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One of the most important decisions of our lifetime is right around the corner and we need your help. There is no doubt that Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court could have devastating impacts on the safety, health, and rights of millions of Americans. Join with thousands of women who are calling on their Senators to oppose Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice.
Dial (844) 515-2798 and our friends at NARAL will connect you to your Senators.
While not all relevant documents have been released, we do know that his decisions on firearms, reproductive rights, healthcare, and privacy are deeply concerning.
In 2011, Judge Kavanaugh revealed his expansive view of the Second Amendment when he ruled that semi-automatic firearms are protected under the Second Amendment and there is no meaningful distinction between semi-automatic handguns and long guns.
Kavanaugh ruled against the opinion of the majority of the D.C. Circuit Court and opposed allowing an undocumented young woman access to abortion care after meeting all of the burdensome requirements of Texas law.
In a dissenting opinion he argued that the Affordable Care Act placed a substantial burden on religious employers who wanted an exemption from the contraceptive-coverage policy in the law. It also appears that he may support “conscience clauses” that allow healthcare providers to deny service based on their religious or moral beliefs, an interpretation that would deeply affect a woman’s right to access reproductive justice.
Kavanaugh has shown a willingness to overturn the longstanding deference to individual agencies' interpretation of law. His understanding could undermine every regulation and rule promulgated in the last 40 years, putting into jeopardy the work of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, among many other agencies and departments.
Our next Supreme Court Justice must be an independent jurist who vows to protect the rights of all Americans. It is clear that Brett Kavanaugh does not meet that standard.