Collins: Kavanaugh's attackers 'haven't even read' dissent

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MAINE (AP) - Critics of Republican Sen. Susan Collins are angry over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's opinion in an abortion case.

Critics say his dissent on the losing side of a Louisiana abortion law ruling is proof that he's not following through on his assurance to respect past Supreme Court decisions on abortion.

The Sun Journal reports that NARAL Pro-Choice America claims the dissent shows Kavanaugh's instance to Collins that he would respect precedent "was a complete lie."

But in his dissent he said otherwise.

Kavanaugh acknowledged that a decision striking down a similar Texas law is the guiding precedent and he seemed to suggest he might be willing to vote the other way with more information.

A spokeswoman for Collins says many critics of Kavanaugh's dissenting opinion "haven't even read it."