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Anti-Abortion Group Doubles Down on Kavanaugh After He told Susan Collins Roe Is ‘Settled Law’
Supreme Court nominee discussed abortion ruling with moderate Republican senator

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Brett Kavanaugh told her Roe v. Wade is "settled law," during a two-hour meeting Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A leading anti-abortion group reiterated Tuesday its support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins in which he reportedly said Roe v. Wade was settled law. 

“Even if he made a statement calling Roe v. Wade ‘settled law,’ he was only restating the position the Supreme Court has taken on Roe,” President and CEO of Americans United for LifeCatherine Glenn Foster said in a statement issued shortly after the afternoon meeting.  It is the Justices of the Supreme Court who determine what the law is, and no one can predict how a particular judge or Justice will vote on a specific case, especially one who, like Judge Kavanaugh, is not a results-driven judicial activist.”