"I'm always worried about maintaining Roe v Wade." Collins said on Monday, added that Kavanaugh gave his assurances during his confirmation process that landmark opinion was safe. "
" He said under oath several times, I personally personed many times, considering the Roe to be & # 39; precedent upon precedent & # 39; because it was reinforced in case of Casey v Planned Parenthood, "Collins added, criticizing her as partisan politics.
In his disagreement, Kavanaugh said the move to block The law is premature. He said Louisiana said that if the law was effective, the state would start a 45-day check to see how it would affect the existing clinics. No provider, promised by the state, will be forced to immediately suspend abortion services. 45 days later, he wrote, if the challengers still felt the law imposing a heavy burden, they could bring their challenge at that time.
Collins said he did not believe Roe was in danger, but could not predict how Kavanaugh voted in every single case.
"To say that this case, this most recent case, in which he wrote a very careful disagreement, tells you that he is going to repeal Roe v Wade I think There is no truth, "he said.
Collins comments reflect that he carefully watched the case and studied Kavanaugh's opinion. He said that in his disagreement Kavanaugh nodded the decision of the Supreme Court of 2016 – called Health Whole Woman – where the court struck the law of Texas.
"He went out of his way to make a written disagreement where he clearly stated that he recognized Whole Woman's Health as a precedent," says Collins. "I'm thinking of accidentally reading what he actually wrote, or people just assumed and did not read the decision."
"The only person who believes in Kavanaugh's testimony to Roe is Susan Collins and his defense of him is falling on the seams," says Christopher Kang, chief adviser of Demand Justice, a group opposed to Kavanaugh.
"President Trump promises Supreme Court justices of the Roe, clearly on Kavanaugh's vote last week that he was eager to fulfill Trump's promise, "said Kang.
Kang Kang's group recently launched a digital ad at the state home of Collins' state of Maine
"Collins pledged to protect women's rights. forget "the ad says.
Collins rejected the attacks as par for the course.
"Democrats continue to beat me, five emails a week that they reproach me on something," he said. "If it's not Kavanaugh of Justice, it will be more."