***In Case You Missed It***

Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Democratic Senator Rebecca Millett penned an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News today calling on Senator Collins to insist on transparency in the Kavanaugh hearing process and the stakes of his confirmation for women in Maine and across the country:

“For positions of extraordinary power, candidates typically undergo a thorough vetting processes to ensure they are the best fit for the job. With Kavanaugh, it should be no different. I urge Collins to insist that all of Kavanaugh’s documents be released without censorship before a vote.

“Nothing in Kavanaugh’s record bodes well for reproductive freedom. He has criticized the ruling on Roe, calling the decision part of the “general tide of freewheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights that were not rooted in the nation’s history and tradition.” Kavanaugh has been praised as “ a warrior for religious liberty,” who has dismissed the separation of church and state, argued for denying female employees no-cost birth control based on their employers’ personal religious beliefs and argued against the right of a detained young immigrant woman to obtain an abortion even after she met all of Texas’ legal criteria. This is a clear and consistent pattern of “hostile” behavior toward the landmark ruling allowing women to have control over their own health care decisions. Not to mention, there’s still a lot that we still don’t know.”

You can read the entire op-ed HERE.