TIME: “During the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh referred to the use of contraception as ‘abortion-inducing drugs’.”
On Thursday, Kavanaugh was asked by Sen. Ted Cruz about his dissent in the Priests for Life v. the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services case. In 2015, while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh sided with a religious organization that objected to providing contraception for employees with insurance.
Said Kavanaugh, “The question was first, was this a substantial burden on their religious exercise? And it seemed to me, quite clearly, it was. They said filling out the form would make them complicit in the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to.”
“Kavanaugh’s wording has many pro-choice organizations up in arms and is said to be proof of his [anti-choice] leanings. Many opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation have argued if he is approved, he will attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.”