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Laura Huss @mlaurahuss
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Thread: So here on Day 3 of #KavanaughHearings the man in question to take over as the next Supreme Court Justice called birth control an abortifacient - aka 'abortion inducing drug' - when responding to a Q from Cruz abt litigation challenging the ACA birth control benefit 1/
This is a falsehood, junk science, alternative fact, whatever you want to call it, but it is not true, like many other things related to #abortion, #contraception, and #reproductivehealth that are riddled with lies and junk science in order to feed an agenda. 2/
But we continue correcting the false narratives that r peddled abt these #reprohealth realities. There are multiple people stacking the White House who also agree with Kavanaugh...like this nominee that @AllyBoguhn reported for @Rewire_News last year: rewire.news/article/2017/0… 3/
In 2013 @AngryBlackLady wrote abt how emergency contraceptives r also not abortifacients, despite what most anti-choice groups say & argue in court. In fact, Plan B only prevents someone from becoming pregnant in the first place, by preventing ovulation 4/ rewire.news/article/2013/0…
But, the false claim that various contraceptives - birth control pills, IUDs, or emergency contraceptive methods - are 'abortion inducing' is not the only anti-science claim that rules the #reprohealth and #abortion landscape. 5/
In fact, in 2017 I wrote a piece for @Rewire_News that outlined new research out by @Guttmacher that found that at least ten common categories of state laws and policies restricting abortion run contrary to science. 6/ rewire.news/article/2017/0…
This shit ain't new. We've been correcting it for years, decades. But, when a Supreme Court Nominee peddles this anti-science and false information in his hearing? It's bad. 7/
Tonight, @Hegemommy also published this great commentary warning us that "absent some GOPs joining Dem senators in opposition to #Kavanaugh, his confirmation is all but guaranteed. That’s when the clock officially begins to tick on the challenge to Roe" 8/ rewire.news/article/2018/0…
In it, @Hegemommy outlined for us what #Kavanaugh revealed and how it matters for #reproductiverights law, especially w/r/t all of these state laws that we know exist that fly in the face of science: 9/
So, hey, here's a nominee who not only has peddled misinformation in hearings today, but who also is suggesting he would go to bat for #abortion restrictions all over the country that are anti-science. 10/
My pessimism may be showing, but when the White House and Courts start to become full of people who have enough power to let their "alternative facts" run and craft policy and law about my healthcare and that of many millions, I don't know how else to feel. END.
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