Kavanaugh signals support for curbing abortion rights as supreme court hears arguments on Mississippi case – live

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Supreme court justice Amy Coney Barrett, who had advocated against abortion rights and publicly supported the reversal of Roe v Wade before her nomination to the court, has sounded in with her first question:

Scott Stewart, the solicitor general of Mississippi: Undue burden is “perhaps the most unworkable standard in American law”.

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