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Justice Kavanaugh Says States May Not Bar Travel to Obtain an Abortion

  • Key justice says in concurrence he wouldn’t uphold travel bans
  • Supreme Court justice also opposes retroactive punishment
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who emerged Friday as the Supreme Court’s pivotal vote on abortion, said states outlawing the procedure may not bar residents from traveling to other states to terminate their pregnancies.

“May a state bar a resident of that state from traveling to another state to obtain an abortion?” he wrote in a concurring opinion. “In my view, the answer is no based on the constitutional right to interstate travel.”