Kavanaugh Sides With Supreme Court Liberals In Planned Parenthood Funding Fight

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas to block funding for Planned Parenthood, backing two lower court opinions that said that states which cut Medicaid contracts with affiliates of the organization are in violation of federal law.

Notably siding with the court's liberals was Justice Brett Kavanaugh - whose nomination to the USSC was vehemently opposed by Planned Parenthood, which claimed he would "automatically" overturn Roe v. Wade - the landmark Supreme Court case which legalized abortion.

Chief Justice John Roberts also sided with Planned Parenthood, while three conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented from the decision by the nine-member court, who said that the appeals should have been heard.

Kavanaugh called Roe v. Wade "settled law" during an August meeting with GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine amid his confirmation process - echoing what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing.

After Louisiana and Kansas announced the funding cuts, Planned Parenthood affiliates in each state sued in federal court along with several patients in order to maintain funding.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-funding-fight

So much for "majority" "conservative" court...