Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday dismissed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for using the term "abortion-inducing drugs," though like many other critics, she omitted a key part of Kavanaugh's appointment.
Clinton called the alarming language and a "dog whistle to the extreme right".
"I want to make sure that we are all clear about what Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearings last week, he referred to contraceptive pills as" abortion-inducing drugs. "That made many alarms sound to me, and I should also do it for you, "Clinton tweeted to his 23 million followers.
California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris also lashed out at Kavanaugh for using the term during her Senate confirmation hearing last week.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for using the term "abortion-inducing drugs," although a fact-checker says she cited a group's opinion during her response.
However, Politifact, a non-partisan fact-checking site, criticized Harris for taking Kavanaugh's comment "out of context".
"We're not sure what he believes." He has not said it in the confirmation hearings, "the group concluded.
Harris tweeted a video of Kavanaugh at the hearing, where he said: & # 39; & # 39; Filling the form would make them accomplices in the provision of abortion-inducing drugs that were, as a religious matter, challenged, "Kavanaugh said.
Clinton joined other Kavanaugh opponents who have signaled the term
WHAT WENT FIRST? Clinton postulated that Kavanaugh understands the basic science involved
The Democrats fear that Kavanaugh will change the course of the Court and annul Roe V. Wade, although conservative Kavanaugh, like his predecessors, did not say how he would vote.
Clinton retook an attack initiated by California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris
However, as noted by the site, the clip omits two words indicating that Kavanaugh described the position of an outside group, in this case Priests for Life, which participated in a lawsuit where the group sought relief from Obamacare's mandate to provide coverage of contraception
& # 39;They said filling the form would make them accomplices in the provision of abortion-inducing drugs that, as a religious matter, were opposed, "Kavanaugh said when questioned by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
A dissident that Kavanaugh wrote in the case claims that the Catholic groups that are part of the case believe that contraceptives cause spontaneous abortions.
"They complain that presenting the required form contravenes their religious beliefs because, in their opinion, doing so makes them accomplices in the coverage of contraceptives, including some who believe that they work as abortifacients," he wrote.
Clinton and pro-abortion advocates fear that Kavanaugh, if confirmed, will balance the balance to overturn Roe v. Wade, and then eliminate the protections for contraceptives. President Trump nominated him to occupy the seat of former duty judge Anthony Kennedy.
The pill prevents an egg from being fertilized, even before the moment of conception.
In a series of linked tweets, Clinton wrote: "Kavanaugh did not use that term because he does not understand the basic science of birth control, the fact that birth control prevents the fertilization of eggs in the first place. because it's a dog whistle on the far right. "
She added: & # 39; When Kavanaugh called & # 39; Aborting drugs for birth control, made it clear that safe and legal abortion is not the only fundamental reproductive right at serious risk if it is confirmed. Access to birth control is also, "Clinton wrote.
Harris's office has also complained that Kavanaugh used the term & # 39; uncritically & # 39; when he had the opportunity to correct the idea.