Women's rights advocates march to oppose Trump SCOTUS nominee
SAN ANTONIO - Women of all ages gathered Sunday in opposition of President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
They said judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court could have major consequences on what happens to their bodies.
The women gathered on the 98th anniversary of the 19th amendment being signed into law, marking a landmark achievement. Dora Sanchez said the women's suffrage movement should be celebrated for its mark on history.
"Without the suffrage movement I wouldn't be here my granddaughter wouldn’t be here a lot of women wouldn’t be her," Sanchez said.
Instead it's became a day of dispute, where Amy Vilela said women have to fight to keep their rights.
"We are the mothers of this nation and we need to have the support systems," Vilela said.
Some fear Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S Supreme Court could mean an overturn of Roe v. Wade and the ability to choose.
"That would be devastation for women because if you go back to the 60's you see how women were losing their lives," Sanchez said.
Vice President Mike Pence said Kavanaugh's nomination puts the people in mind.
"As you look at the life’s work, character of Judge Kavanaugh you can always see it’s about others," Pence said.
This group argue they have to stand together because one choice could cost them everything.
"These are very important issues and it's important that regardless of party affiliation we need to stand up and have our voices heard as the people., Vilela said. “In this country falling through the cracks could mean death."
Supreme Court hearings for Kavanaugh are set to begin Sept. 4, but democrats of the senate judiciary committee called for a postponement of that hearing, citing concerns about possible criminal wrongdoings by President Donald Trump.