Clip by Senator Susan Collins, who says Judge Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as “firm law” circulating after the report shows the Supreme Court appears ready to revoke abortion rights

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  • Clip of Senator Collins defending Brett Kavanaugh’s abortion record has resurfaced.

  • Collins said Kavanaugh considered Roe v. Wade a definite law and “did not believe” he would overturn it.

  • The clips reappeared when a leaked draft statement indicates the court could withdraw the abortion rights.

Clip by Senator Susan Collins, who says Judge Brett Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as the “completed law” circulated Monday after news that the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“I do not believe Brett Kavanaugh will overthrow Roe. V. Wade,” Collins told CNN in 2018, ahead of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

On several other occasions, when asked about Kavanaugh, Collins indicated that he had said that Roe v. Wade was “firm law” and that it would be inappropriate to overturn the precedent by Roe or Planned Parenthood v. Casey, who confirmed Roe in 1992.

Kavanaugh was appointed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote in the Senate, where Collins’ yes vote was considered the key to his confirmation.

In February, Collins, along with Senator Lisa Murkowski, introduced legislation that would codify the rights established in Roe and Casey.

“I support the abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade and affirmed by Planned Parenthood v. Casey,” Collins said in a statement. “Our legislation will enshrine these important protections in the law without undermining statutes that have been in place for decades and providing basic conscientious objection relied on by health care providers who have religious objections to performing abortions.”

Representatives of Collins and the Supreme Court did not immediately return Insider’s requests for comment.

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