Today the Senate Judiciary Committee starts hearings on Neil Gorsuch, who has been nominated by the Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief to be the vote on the Supreme Court that finally overturns Roe v Wade. While Dems in the Senate try to get to the well-concealed facts about Judge Neil, we thought it would be a good time to spread a few actual facts about abortion and birth control.
But first, here’s a little known reproductive fact about potential conservative Supreme Court Justices–they aren’t really born. They’re hatched in rightwing think tanks like the Heritage Foundation. Then, they spend their entire pre-SCOTUS lives in total darkness.
That means that, despite being sent to the finest law schools, clerking for other Justices, and serving as appellate court judges, they very carefully and very intentionally leave little or no paper trail of writings or decisions on abortion-related issues. That way when their Senate Judiciary Committee hearings come up, their obvious hostility to reproductive rights isn’t hung around their necks like a misogynistic albatross.
Sure enough, Judge Gorsuch has been the ideal stealth justice-in-waiting. His views on abortion have to be surmised from things like his opinions on assisted suicide. That way you technically don’t know for sure what you’re getting until it votes to take your control over your own body away from you.
It’s similar to the campaign of lies and misinformation about the science around birth control and abortion. When anti-choice nutjobs say that certain methods of birth control like the IUD and the Plan B pill are forms of abortion, they’re just plain wrong. And we mean “wrong” as in scientifically, factually, welcome-to-reality WRONG.
In fact, it’s plain and simple enough that we were able to put it into cartoon form. Check it out here. It’s all in an easy-to-swallow format that you can enjoy while Senate Republicans try to ram Neil Gorsuch down your throat.