Weekend thread: What's happening?
Supreme court saves abortion pill -- for now. Is birth control on chopping block next? Texas judge who banned pill blamed "no-fault divorce" and "very permissive" birth control for same-sex marriage.
On Friday evening, the Supreme Court decided to keep a hold on federal District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s radical ruling banning the abortion pill mifepristone as the appeals process continues. It was good news for now, but no one should think this is the end.
Christian nationalists and some Republican politicians—as well as Kacsmaryk—have made it clear that birth control is in their sights as well. And if you think the Supreme Court couldn’t allow the states to ban birth control, well, you probably didn’t think they’d ever ban Roe v. Wade.
And Kacsmark, in a startling set of interviews from 2014, revealed his extremist beliefs that the sexual revolution is responsible for those with "same-sex attraction" seeking to marry people of the same gender—and thus he holds responsible the push for "no-fault divorce” and "very permissive birth control policies" for supposedly opening up the floodgates leading to same-sex marriage.
It’s frightening that this man is a judge on a federal court, having deceived senators, hiding some of his more extreme views.
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