Skip to comments.Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. He Thinks Gov't Has An Interest In Providing It
Posted on 09/10/2018 12:49:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Following a week of theater billed as confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, desperate Democrats turned to the media for help peddling yet another unwarranted attack on the Supreme Court nominee: that Kavanaugh believes birth control is abortion.
The charge followed an exchange during Thursdays hearing when Sen. Ted Cruz asked Kavanaugh, who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006, to explain his dissent in the Priests for Life case. That case, as Kavanaugh noted, involved a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) challenge to Obamacares mandate that insurance pay for birth control.
Kavanaugh laid out for the senators the legal standards governing RFRA claims, explaining the first question was whether the mandate imposed a substantial burden on the religious exercise. And it seemed to me quite clearly it was, Kavanaugh explained, before adding: It was a technical matter of filling out a form in that case. They said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they, as a religious matter, objected to.
Completely ignoring the legal issues at play and the context of Kavanaughs comments, the abortion activist organization NARAL pounced, tweeting (and pinning) the flatly false claim that Kavanaugh just referred to birth control as abortion-inducing drugs, which is not only an anti-science lie, its an anti-choice extremist phrase that shows that our right to access both abortion and contraception would be in SERIOUS danger if he is confirmed.
The usual suspects, such as The Huffington Post, quickly joined in to push this false narrative, writing, On the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he referred to contraception as abortion-inducing drugs. By Friday, the mainstream media was actively aiding abortion activists misrepresentation, with CNN proclaiming Brett Kavanaughs views on birth control drew scrutiny after he referred to contraceptives as abortion-inducing drugs.
New York socialist candidate for U.S. House Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added her voice, declaring Brett Kavanaugh doesnt even know what birth control IS. He doesnt deserve to pass a 7th grade health class, let alone a Supreme Court confirmation.
While Ocasio-Cortezs ignorance of the legal niceties is understandable, the same cannot be said for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who claimed Kavanaugh is going after birth control. Harris previously served as Californias attorney general and knew full well that Kavanaughs abortion-inducing drugs testimony reflected, not his own opinion, but the views of Priests for Life and the other plaintiffs involved in the RFRA lawsuit.
Lest there be any doubt of Kavanaughs meaning, one need only look to his actual statement: They said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of abortion-inducing drugs that they, as a religious matter, object to.
Sen. Orrin Hatchs office called out the distortion, providing a quick fact check for the uninitiated: The truth: [Kavanaugh] was summarizing anothers argument, using the exact phrase from an opinion.
For good measure, Hatchs office screen-grabbed and highlighted the plaintiffs abortion-inducing argument from the case.
Desperation does tell. Even when called on their deception, Democrats and abortion activists are doubling down. Abortion giant Planned Parenthoods response proves representative.
Following Kavanaughs discussion of the Priests for Life case, the nations top abortion provider issued a press release leaving out the words they said, making it appear as if Kavanaugh was speaking for himself, in discussing the litigants abortion-inducing drugs argument. When questioned about their misrepresentation of Kavanaughs testimony, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, acknowledged the error, yet claimed that because Priests for Life objected to all birth control, Kavanaugh was characterizing all types of birth control as abortion inducing drugs.
Nonsense. It is true that in Priests for Life the plaintiffs morally opposed paying for employee health insurance that paid for all forms of birth control. But the plaintiffs themselves distinguished between birth control and abortion-inducing drugs, as seen in their petition for Supreme Court review: Petitioners object to being forced by the federal government to purchase a healthcare plan that provides access to contraceptives, sterilization, and abortifacients, all of which are prohibited by Petitioners religious convictions.
Kavanaugh did not mention the Priests for Lifes opposition to providing coverage for sterlization procedures, which also shows that his reference to abortion-inducing drugs was not intended to cover the totality of the plaintiffs objections and thus, in no way, equated birth control to abortion.
Since the Democrats will likely continue this charade for the foreseeable future, lets add one final proof of their fraud. In his dissent, Kavanaugh expressly stated that the Government has a compelling interest in facilitating womens access to contraception. Then, in explaining why this interest is compelling, Kavanaugh posited that facilitating womens access to contraception would reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, which in turn would reduce the number of abortions.
If Kavanaugh actually believed that birth control induces abortions, then, contrary to his own analysis in this case, increased access to contraception would increase the number of abortions. In fact, Kavanaughs own views aside, increased access to birth control does not necessarily decrease abortions and may increase them. But this was not his argument.
The Lefts false flag about Kavanaugh is but half the problem. In casting Kavanaugh as the Grinch who stole birth control, Democrats simultaneously ridicule pro-life claims that some forms of birth control are abortion-inducing.
Dr. Eugene Gu, whose Twitter thread Ocasio-Cortez retweeted as evidence that Kavanaugh deserved an F in middle-school science, took that tack. Gu, who made news last year when he sued President Trump for blocking him on Twitter, called it horrifying to hear a Supreme Court nominee refer to birth control as abortion-inducing drugs.
Gu is not the most objective of sources for abortion information. His company, Ganogen, used fetal organs from aborted babies for medical research. In 2014, Gu implanted the heart and kidney of a human fetus into a rat and the organs actually grew inside the rat and sustained its life. Gus source for the fetal organs? StemExpressthe company captured in undercover videos buying aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood.
So what does Gu have to say about the claimed abortion-inducing drugs, such as Plan B? That does not cause an abortion, according to the good doctor. But the Food and Drug Administrations prescribing information clearly states that, in addition to preventing ovulation or fertilization, Plan B may inhibit implantation (by altering the endometrium). As such, one mechanism of action of Plan B is abortion-inducing.
Gu also insisted that, although intrauterine devices (IUDs) can prevent the implantation of an embryo, [t]his is still NOT abortion. But how so, if Gu also readily admits IUDs prevent an embryo from implanting? By relying on the Orwellian redefinition of pregnancy the pro-abortion medical community pushed in the 1960s.
Prior to that, even Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger recognized that destroying a fertilized ovum or embryo constituted an abortion. Heres Sanger in a 1932 article promoting birth control: Some ill-informed persons have the notion that when we speak of birth control we include abortion as a method. We certainly do not. Abortion destroys the already fertilized ovum or the embryo; contraception, as I have carefully explained, prevents the fertilizing of the ovum by keeping the male cells away. Thus it prevents the beginning of life.
While the science didnt change, the times did, and 1959 saw Dr. Bent Boving, a featured speaker at a Planned Parenthood symposium, arguing for changing the definition of conception from when fertilization occurs to when implantation occurs. Boving explained that the social advantage of [birth control] being considered to prevent conception rather than to destroy an established pregnancy could depend upon something so simple as a prudent habit of speech.
Then in 1965, the pro-abortion American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology followed Bovings lead and redefined conception as from fertilization to implantation, thus labeling women pregnant only following implantation. Viola: no pregnancy, no abortion. So, contrary to the pro-abortion Lefts claimes, pro-lifers arent anti-sciencewe are just anti-redefining-science.
Where Kavanaugh stands on the issue, though, isnt known because he wasnt offering his views, but those of Priests for Life. Anyone listening to, or reading about, the exchange in good faith would know that. In other words, everyone except the mainstream media and Democrats.
obviously BControl isn’t the same thing as abortion.
I would have to disagree with the nominee, though, about government providing BControl. I can’t think of much else that’s any LESS the gov’t business “providing”
Whatever happened to “keep the government out of my uterus”?
But it’s okay to pay for my birth control?
“I would have to disagree with the nominee, though, about government providing BControl. I cant think of much else thats any LESS the govt business providing
I think what he’s saying is that the constitution doesn’t forbid that. If congress and the executive want to fund it then the Supreme Court shouldn’t have anything to say about it.
It’s up to us to elect people who will not pass such laws.
Spermicide foam and other spermicides act by actually killing sperm cells thereby ensuring that no egg is fertilized. Big difference.
i was thinking of condoms
actually i do not believe providing birth control pills or condoms .... are among the federal government’s Constitutional powers
They want it both ways even though they are polar opposites.
Try to explain that to them and you will get the Occasional-Cortex deer in the headlights stare though.
birth control and abortion are not the same thing.
This BS is aimed at 2 people Murkowski and Collins.
All this is just more noise. Get on with the vote.
I agree. I've never understood the position of some pro-life folks who say life begins at inception but are against birth control too that prevents inception.
I've learned the hard way there's no compromising with these folks. They are entrenched and that's that. Clydesdale horses couldn't budge them from their position.
Can you point me to the part in the constitution that says that?
My intended point is that there is no authorizing clause for the federal government to provide either birth control or abortions.
[ obviously BControl isnt the same thing as abortion.
I would have to disagree with the nominee, though, about government providing BControl. I cant think of much else thats any LESS the govt business providing ]
Here is an idea!
1. Immediately start Providing free government birth control pills,norplant, etc to any single woman that wants it.
2. Stop welfare for any single mother having a child 10 months from from now.
3. When the liberals bitch, say “We provide free birth control, so there is no need for welfare for single mothers because they have the opportunity to NOT GET PREGNANT”
Imagine all the welfare money that could be saved for building the wall!
[ actually i do not believe providing birth control pills or condoms .... are among the federal governments Constitutional powers ]
Neither is welfare payments....]
I easily would trade the government handing out free norplant and BC pills in exchange for killing off all future welfare payments for bastard children.
But no one has the guts to do that.
i like how you think.
How dare he? In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
X’s and O’s all mixed in the world today. Is birth control responsible for the increased incidence of homosexuality, as has been alleged, and can K weave that into the narrative on the pill. As to X’s and O’s can he then explain in medical terms what gay sex does to anus, and the problems that they have crapping themselves involuntarily after years of getting the X’s and O’s messed up:)
Even some secular women use NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP) because it doesn’t cause blood clots, etc., so I hope nobody minds if I post some info. about NFP.
“Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a safe, natural and effective way to postpone, avoid or achieve pregnancy.
It is 99% effective and 100% natural.
Billings Ovulation Method: www.boma-usa.org: This basic ovulation method has wide appeal among diverse cultures. Used in more than 120 countries, with 3.6 million couples in China. Also offered in Spanish.”
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