Brett Kavanaugh’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court means that Roe v. Wade will almost certainly be overturned, a CNN legal analyst predicts.
On Friday, the Senate passed a procedural vote to set up the confirmation of Kavanaugh, who weathered sexual assault allegations to move closer to a spot on the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst, said in an appearance on CNN that Kavanaugh’s ascension to the highest court in the land will have significant repercussions.
“Roe v. Wade overturned,” Toobin predicted. “What you will see is states ban abortion. Mississippi has talked about it, South Dakota has talked about it. A lot of people say they will limit but are not going to eliminate Roe v. Wade, but if you have a state that outlaws abortion as we are almost certainly going to do in the next few years, the court will have to either have to uphold Roe v. Wade or overturn Roe v. Wade.”