Republican Says She Will Not Vote For Justice Who Could Overturn Roe vs Wade

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Published: July 1, 2018

Collins, who fully supports abortion, said any justice who supports reversing Roe v. Wade is an “activist” justice who does not belong on the high court.

“A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have,” she said.

Collins, a moderate Republican, claimed Roe v. Wade is “settled law” and emphasized her desire for the new Supreme Court justice to adhere to stare decisis, a legal doctrine that binds courts to precedent.

“I’m going to have an in-depth conversation with the nominee and I believe very much that Roe v. Wade is settled law as it has been described by Chief Justice [John] Roberts,” Collins said. “It has been described as a constitutional right for 45 years and was reaffirmed 26 years ago.”

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