Justice Clarence Thomas Pens Bonkers 20-Page Screed Comparing Abortion and Birth Control to Eugenics

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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The Supreme Court decided not to review an Indiana statute that prohibits women from aborting a fetus on the basis of race, sex, or disability, a move that inspired Justice Clarence Thomas to write a lengthy attack on abortion and birth control. In a whopping 20-page opinion, Thomas characterized both abortion and birth control as part of the eugenics agenda. He threw in a bad faith reference to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s support of eugenics for good measure, as if her shitty politics 100 years ago should have any bearing on anything whatsoever. [Slate]
  • Missouri’s last abortion clinic may close by the end of the week. [AP]
  • Civil rights groups are suing the Department of Health and Human Services after the introduction of a new “conscience rule” that makes it easier for health providers to deny services to those who violate their religious or moral beliefs [Washington Post]
  • The House failed to pass a disaster aid bill because of a single Republican dude’s objections. Worth noting that this bill includes $900 million for Puerto Rico Hurricane relief. [NBC]
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar got censored for cursing during a rant about President Trump on The View today. [Deadline]
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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

Thomas characterized both abortion and birth control as part of the eugenics agenda.”

Will Clarence Thomas discussing how he (allegedly) enjoyed jerking off to porn tapes by Long Dong Silver fit that into his eugenics argument? Masturbation and birth control are both conscious decisions that result in not conceiving a child, no?  

I’m not a lawyer, nor do I need twenty pages to counter how fucking stupid that argument is, my dude.