REPORT: Kamala Harris given several ‘Pinocchios’ by fact checker over recent claim

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 /

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The Washington Post fact-checker gave Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., “four Pinocchios” for how she described Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s comments about birth control during his confirmation hearing.

Harris, along with other Democrats, has warned that Kavanaugh could undermine women’s access to birth control, accusing him of referring to the contraception as “abortion-inducing drugs.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Kavanaugh used the term when discussing a lawsuit brought by an anti-abortion religious group challenging Obamacare rules on providing coverage for contraception.

The Washington Post fact-checker said Kavanaugh referring to “they said,” demonstrates “he is merely reflecting the plaintiffs’ argument.”

The newspaper also cited Kavanaugh’s dissent in the case, in which he wrote, “They complain that submitting the required form contravenes their religious beliefs because doing so, in their view, makes them complicit in providing coverage for contraceptives, including some that they believe operate as abortifacients.”

“She earns four Pinocchios — and her fellow Democrats should drop this talking point,” the fact-checker said.

DML News offers the following information published by WashingtonPost:

“Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control. He was nominated for the purpose of taking away a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about punishing women.”

— Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), in a tweet, Sept. 7, 2018

Harris took aim at Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh for comments he made regarding “abortion-inducing drugs” when discussing a case brought by an antiabortion religious group challenging Obamacare rules on providing employees health coverage for contraception. She is not the only Senate Democrat to claim that Kavanaugh might undermine access to birth control if he wins a seat on the court — here’s Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley and Dianne Feinstein — but we will focus on Harris because she tweeted out a video that snipped out a key part of his statement.

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2 Comments

  1. Gayle McClure September 11th, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Correct me if I am wrong but SC justices do not make laws and therefore can not limit anything to anybody. They interpret and opine and rule according to the existing written laws. Am I wrong ?

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