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Gov. Ducey sidesteps abortion question

Gov. Doug Ducey, who is staunchly anti-abortion, ducked questions Friday on whether he would try to criminalize the procedure should the composition of the highest court in the country change. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey, who is staunchly anti-abortion, ducked questions Friday on whether he would try to criminalize the procedure should the composition of the highest court in the country change. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his Supreme Court pick in the coming days, giving him the opportunity pick a nominee who could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

That is the 45-year-old landmark decision establishing a constitutional right to an abortion. 

[RELATED: The plan to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court is already in motion]

[RELATED: Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick]

Gov. Doug Ducey, who is staunchly anti-abortion, ducked questions Friday on whether he would try to criminalize the procedure should the composition of the highest court in the country change after the president's nominee is confirmed. 

"That's a, this a very hypothetical [question]," Ducey said when Arizona's Family asked him about it. "There's an opening on the court. The president's agreed to a list that has been put together by The Federalist Society, which are basically judges and justices that have a commitment to the United States Constitution, which is same oath I took when I was sworn in as governor. Let's make sure we can fill the seat and have a functioning court."

[RELATED: Arizona governor OKs coercion questions before abortions]

Ducey, who was elected governor in 2014, is up for re-election in November. 

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