Activists Send Senator 3,000 Coat Hangers Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote

by Jerriann Sullivan
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Susan Collins should obviously vote note no on Brett Kavanaugh

Republican Sen. Susan Collins received a delivery of approximately 3,000 coat hangers to remind her what will happen if she doesn’t vote no on Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Just last week Kavanaugh called birth control “abortion-inducing drugs,” so to say this man is dangerous is an understatement.

Since Collins hasn’t come out and said she’d protect the reproductive rights of women by voting no on Kavanaugh, activists have started sending her coat hangers, the Associated Press reported. Anti-abortion laws don’t reduce abortions they just make them more dangerous for women, which is what the coat hangers symbolize. Collins has said in the past she supports abortion rights — only time will tell if that’s true.

Not that long ago, pregnant women had to use coat hangers to perform at-home abortions. No one should want American women to have to go through this again – especially not a female elected official. Granted, all of our elected officials should be voting no on Kavanaugh for a variety of reasons: he is a known liar, more than 100,000 pages of documents related to his judicial record haven’t been released for review, and the person who nominated him is still being investigated for a long list of crimes.

But as usual, the Republicans are trying to ram this guy down our throats so they can push through anti-abortion laws that the majority of the country does not want.

Collins told the AP: “I always wait until after the hearings are complete before making a decision, and I’ll do so in this case as well.” Well, if she watched the hearings as we did, then she saw Kavanaugh’s completely incorrect definition of birth control pills as “abortion-inducing drugs.”

This isn’t a case of “oh he has a different opinion.” Kavanaugh’s statement was 100% wrong. Birth control pills prevent pregnancy – they don’t abort a fetus. His reckless disregard for the truth should be another reason Collins votes no. Collins should have also seen Kavanaugh choke when Senator Kamala Harris asked, “Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the male body?” It’s crucial Collins votes no on Kavanaugh. According to the AP, if she votes yes it is likely that he will be approved to the court.

Collins has told various media outlets that she’d reject a nominee that’s hostile to the Roe v. Wade ruling the Supreme Court made in 1973, which most organizations agree means she should vote no on Kavanaugh. In 2003, Kavanaugh was working for the administration of President George W. Bush and sent an email saying the Supreme Court could overrule its own ruling in Roe v. Wade. Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Demand Justice, told The Hill that Kavanaugh’s email is a “direct violation” of rules Collins outlined for a nominee. “There is no way she can credibly vote for him without being exposed as a giant hypocrite,” Fallon explained.

In related news, Collins is up for reelection in 2020.

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