Kavanaugh Confirmation Must Be Stopped After He Called Birth Control ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’

Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh reminded the country just how extremist his views on reproductive rights are during the third day of his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

When answering a question from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz about whether employers should provide their employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives, Kavanaugh made the eye-popping admission that he thinks birth control induces abortion.

“In that case, they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to,” Kavanaugh said.

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Democratic lawmakers and women’s rights groups were quick to pounce on Kavanaugh’s comments, with Sen. Jeff Merkley calling it a “red-alarm moment” and Sen. Dianne Feinstein pointing to his remarks as “further proof of Kavanaugh’s hostility toward women’s reproductive freedom. ”

Brett Kavanaugh is a dangerous extremist

Republicans and anti-abortion activists have been trying to rush Kavanaugh through the confirmation process, painting him as a harmless family man with impeccable credentials. But his frightening record and today’s comments serve as a stunning reminder about who he is and what kind of Supreme Court justice he would be.

A man who spews debunked right-wing lies about contraceptive care most certainly can’t be trusted to uphold the settled law established in Roe v. Wade.

From reproductive rights to presidential powers to environmental protections and much more, Brett Kavanaugh is a dangerous extremist who has no business serving the rest of his life as Donald Trump’s puppet on the Supreme Court.

His confirmation process should be immediately halted until voters – and Robert Mueller – have a chance to weigh in.

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