Article by Bryan Howard
September 5, 2018
Within Minutes of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing California Senator Diane Feinstein attempted to corner Kavanaugh on Abortion and Roe V. Wade!
Feinstein began with statistics,
“Deaths from illegal abortions in this country ran between 200,000 and 1.2 million … so, a lot of women died in that period,” Feinstein claimed.
As noted by LifeNews, in actuality, “government statistics prior to the Roe decision in 1973 show nowhere near 1.2 million women (or even 200,000) died in abortions. A 1972 Center for Disease Control report noted the maternal death rate from abortions was 39 in the United States, the year prior to Roe.”
However, these statistics are conflated according to Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist and co-founder of NARAL,
“I confess that I knew that the figures were totally false and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it,” he wrote. “But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted … The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.”
Once Feinstein grilled Kavanaugh on Roe V. Wade he gave great responses to curb her questioning.
“I will tell you what my view now is: It is an important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times,” Kavanaugh said. “One of the important things to keep in mind about Roe vs. Wade is that it has been reaffirmed many times over the last 45 years, as you know, and most prominently, most importantly reaffirmed in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992.”
When Feinstein asked him to expand what he meant by saying “settled law,” he did not take the bait. “What do you mean by settled law? Do you believe that it is correct law? Is it settled precedent or could be overturned and have your views changed since you were in the Bush White House?” Feinstein asked.
“I understand your point of view and I understand how passionate and how deeply people feel about this issue,” Kavanaugh responded. “I understand the importance of this issue … I don’t live in a bubble. I live in the real world. I understand the importance of the issue.”
When asked on if he thought Roe was “correct law,” Kavanaugh stayed firm in his stance that it is “settled” precedent.