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Pro-Life Group Urges Manchin to Back Kavanaugh for Justice

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Kara Lofton
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Pro-life advocates rally to ask Manchin to support President Trump's nomination for Supreme Court Justice.

To the background of interstate traffic, members of the group Pro-life Court Coalition stood in front of Senator Joe Manchin’s Charleston office, asking Senator Manchin to confirm Kavanaugh, a pro-life supporter, as the new Supreme Court Justice.

“Once again, President Trump is keeping his word by nominating Judge Kavanaugh, an extremely well-qualified judge who will respect and uphold the constitution, not legislate from the bench,” said Jill Stanek, chair of the conservative anti-abortion advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List, and one the speakers.

Nearby, about 10 opposition protestors peacefully bore their own signs saying things like “I stand with WV Women,” and “Roe vs. Wade saves lives.” The two groups did not engage.

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Behind the pro-life coalition, protesters stand bearing their own signs.

Yesterday Manchin’s office issued a statement on Kavanaugh, saying he plans to, “evaluate Judge Kavanaugh’s record, legal qualifications, judicial philosophy and particularly, his views on healthcare” carefully.

Manchin did not address a pro-life agenda in his statement, but did express concerns that the right candidate will ensure West Virginians with pre-existing health conditions keep their health care.

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