October 09, 2018

Michael New, visiting assistant professor, business, was quoted in a Washington Post story on what the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the future of laws related to abortion.

... “I think you’ll see conservative states in the South and Midwest adopt protections to the unborn, but I think in blue state America very little is going to change,” said Michael New, a political science professor at Catholic University who has written extensively about abortion law.

Abortion-rights activists know they're working on the defense after strong political victories at the state and national level in recent years. These activists are trying to leverage Kavanaugh’s entry onto the court into a motivating force for voters in November, hoping that at least handing more seats to Democrats will help keep abortion rights broadly legal despite what the high court may do. ...

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