Pro-Life, Conservative Leaders: Kavanaugh Battle is Largely About Roe v. Wade

By Emily Ward | September 19, 2018 | 3:15 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) -- Various pro-life organizations and leaders have suggested that abortion advocates are pushing the unsubstantiated sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of their commitment to Roe v. Wade, the infamous 1973 Supreme Court case that made abortion legal across the nation.

Pro-abortionists apparently want to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination in order to prevent (or delay) a future overturning of Roe.

California psychology Prof. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a house party more than 30 years ago, when both of them were still in high school.

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CNSNews.com asked various pro-life organizations whether they thought the allegations against Kavanaugh  are being pushed by the left because they are so wedded to Roe v. Wade.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said that much of the chaos facing Judge Kavanaugh is due to abortion advocates’ “absolute commitment” to keeping unlimited abortion legal in the United States.

“Abortion advocates have been very direct in opposing this nominee from day one, in large part because of their absolute commitment to unlimited abortion in our nation,” Hawkins said.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. (YouTube)

She added that although members of Students for Life of America would like to see Ford’s allegations vetted, they still see Judge Kavanaugh as a “qualified candidate” who is in the “political battle of his life.”

“We want to see the process go forward to vet the current allegations, but in looking at the way in which the charges were handled (hidden until the hearings were over and handled by those who have been very public about their goal to oppose this nominee no matter what), we still see Judge Kavanaugh as a qualified candidate who is in the political battle of his life because of the abortion lobby’s efforts to keep Roe v. Wade the law of the land,” Hawkins said.

CNSNews.com also spoke to Walker Wildmon of the American Family Association, who said that Roe v. Wade has “thrown Democrats into a frenzy.”

“I believe Roe v. Wade is one of the cases that has really thrown Democrats into a frenzy when it comes to a potential Trump nominee taking the Supreme Court, and it’s obviously clear that this is all political,” Wildmon said.

“Ms. Ford easily could have testified on live television last week before the Senate on her accusations but she chose not to, and the Democrats chose an 11th hour attempt to bring down Kavanaugh,” he added.

When asked whether he thought the Left wanted to stop any candidate who possibly could rule to overturn Roe v. Wade, Wildmon answered in the affirmative and encouraged Republicans to “hold the line.”

“Oh, yes. Democrats – they’ll use this tactic, this smear – this sleazy smear tactic… against anyone and everyone who threatens their judicial tyranny,” said Wildmon. “So this tactic you see, the false accusations surfacing days and hours before an election or a vote – they’ll be glad to use this tactic again, and that’s why I think it’s important for Republicans and President Trump to hold the line on Kavanaugh and make sure that the Democrats don’t sink his nomination.”

Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson. (YouTube)

Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, who hosts Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, said the battle over Kavanuagh is all about Roe v. Wade.

“Does anyone really believe this [sexual assault] story would have surfaced if Brett Kavanaugh had pledged allegiance to Roe v. Wade? Of course it wouldn't have,” said Carlson on Sept. 17. “Some of the very same people suggesting that Kavanaugh is a sex criminal once defended Bill Clinton when he was credibly accused of rape.”

“The same group practically beatified Ted Kennedy; Kennedy, you'll remember, once killed a woman,” said Carlson. “Not metaphorically killed her but literally killed her [Mary Jo Kopechne]. And yet Clinton and Kennedy supported abortion in all cases and therefore the left treated them as heroes and swept, speaking of under the rug, their crimes into the dustbin of memory.”

“Kavanaugh though may not support Roe v. Wade -- we don't really know -- therefore he must be destroyed,” said Carlson. “It's pretty straightforward. Whatever the story is, it's not about protecting women.”

Conservative and best-selling author Laura Ingraham echoed Carlson’s view. On The Ingraham Angle, Sept. 18, she asked conservative leader Matt Schlapp if the attack on Kavanaugh was primarily about Roe.

“It’s Roe vs. Wade, isn’t it?” she asked. “And that’s – they’re worried about it.” Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, said, “it’s not just only Roe vs. Wade, but it’s a fact that he is going to be that strict constitutionalist.”

Best selling author and TV host Laura Ingraham. (YouTube)

Conservative Monica Crowley, a columnist and Fox News contributor, told Laura Ingraham Tuesday night that the sexual-assault claims against Kavanaugh are part of “the broader war on Donald Trump and his agenda.”

“It is about Roe vs. Wade,” she said, “of course, but it is also about undermining and ultimately taking down this president.”

Ken Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, also asserted that the allegations were politically motivated.

 “The fact that this was a last-minute ‘gotcha’ moment in this process suggests to me that this was politically motivated,” Blackwell said.

“Ultimately, this is a no-holds-barred, burn-down-all-the-houses campaign by the left,” he added.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has known about Ford’s allegations since July, but waited until last week to bring them forward, just days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.


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