Cuomo: Kavanaugh, Gorsuch are 'going to reverse Roe v. Wade'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) predicted Monday that Supreme Court Justices Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughElection 2020: Why I'm watching Amy and Andy Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation Protesters roll out a screen playing Blasey Ford's testimony ahead of Federalist Society dinner MORE and Neil Gorsuch will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion.

“Kavanaugh is going to reverse Roe v. Wade. I have no doubt. Gorsuch is going to reverse Roe v. Wade. I have no doubt," Cuomo said, referring to the two justices appointed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE.

Cuomo made the remarks during an event to promote the Reproductive Health Act, legislation he is pushing that would bolster women's rights to abortions in New York.


Cuomo is also proposing the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, which would improve access to birth control.

Cuomo vowed not to sign a state budget this spring if the two pieces of legislation aren't first approved by state lawmakers.

The governor added that he wants to "take it a step further" and pass a constitutional amendment that would write a provision into the constitution "protecting a woman's right to control her own reproductive health."

"We'll pass it next year, we'll put it on the ballot, we'll write it into the constitution and we'll be able to say we have protected women's rights in a way that no one else has before," he said.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter MORE, who was at the event alongside Cuomo, also pushed for women's rights during the event. 

"I fiercely believe, as I said more than two decades ago, that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights," she said.