WASHINGTON, D.C. - Just two weeks before confirmation hearings are set to begin, three of the Senate’s most progressive women are calling out against President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court.

Their rhetorical question was answered quickly and honestly: What’s at stake if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice? When it comes to women’s health care, the answer is everything according to senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.

 “What Judge Kavanaugh intends to do is overturn Roe v. Wade,” Gillibrand said.

 “Women of color rely much more on Medicaid, and a lot of the people on Medicaid are children,” Hirono said.

Alongside fellow Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the Democrats and women’s health activists outlined a worst-case scenario should the Republican-controlled Senate confirm Kavanaugh next month. Gillibrand is concerned the conservative judge will become the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion, an issue Trump wants to let states decide on their own.

“In the last seven years, states have passed more than 400 restrictions (on abortion) like mandatory waiting periods, 24 hours, 48 (hours), 72 hours,” Gillibrand said.

The critical comments come just two weeks before Hirono and fellow members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings. She wants to hear how, if at all, Kavanaugh will protect the Obama-era legislation.

 “His dissents indicate serious concerns that I would have about his ability to be fair and impartial,” Hirono said of Kavanaugh’s judicial record.

A 2017 report from The Commonwealth Fund found that the number of uninsured women was nearly cut in half since the A.C.A. was passed in 2010, down from 20 percent to 11 percent in that time. That includes many of the 67 million women with pre-existing conditions, according to the lawmakers. It’s also something health care activists hope senators understand before giving Kavanaugh the up or down vote.

“We could see the Supreme Court undermine or even completely get rid of the Affordable Care Act,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center. “If that happens, there’s no question that women’s health will suffer.”

Sen. Hirono is scheduled to meet with Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday. Meanwhile, Sen. Gillibrand will not meet with him at all ahead of the Sept. 4 confirmation hearings.