The Democrats' best hope of stopping Kavanaugh - who could swing the court further to the right for decades - would be branding him as a justice who might vote to overturn the ruling, attracting the votes of two Republican senators who support abortion rights.
Democrats have been pressing Kavanaugh for his views on abortion rights, gun control and other issues.
The tone in the email from 2003 contrasted with his responses to questions on Wednesday when he stressed how hard it is to overturn precedents like Roe.
Thursday's session began with Democrats on the committee in open revolt over the handling of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush White House. The Judiciary Committee is now holding that email on a confidential basis.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as "abortion-inducing drugs" during day three of his confirmation hearing on Thursday. The document was partially redacted. During questioning by senators this week, Kavanaugh said that Roe v. Wade and a subsequent court ruling were settled law, reaffirmed by the Supreme Court many times.
The judge left unanswered questions over how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would step aside if cases involving Trump under special counsel Robert Mueller's probe end up at the court.
Throughout his testimony, Kavanaugh has repeatedly insisted he fully embraces the importance of judicial independence.
"You've been speaking for nearly eight hours to this committee about all sorts of things you remember", Harris said.
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While Booker appears to believe it is unconstitutional for a member of the press to question him on his way to a session of the Senate, he recently decried President Trump's attacks on the press as "moral vandalism". When Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT invited him to denounce Trump's criticism of federal judges, the nominee demurred.
"The answer is no", Kavanaugh said, and Harris moved on. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump.
"I think you're thinking of someone and you don't want to tell us", Harris said.
Kavanaugh's dodge on Thursday comes after he gave a similar answer to Sen.
On a separate track, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, that he could be expelled from the Senate if he released documents marked "confidential" to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Tau theorized that Booker was referring to the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution that says members of Congress can not be arrested on their way to and from session or be "questioned in any other Place".
In fact, some of the documents the Democrats wanted released had been put out hours earlier, in a pre-dawn disclosure approved by Bill Burck, the GOP attorney who serves as presidential records lawyer for Bush. Burck told the Washington Post Thursday afternoon that he had cleared Booker's documents on Wednesday night, adding "We were surprised to learn about Senator Booker's histrionics this morning because we had already told him he could use the documents publicly".
Democrats are concerned that Kavanaugh will push the court to the right and that he will side with Trump in cases stemming from Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign.