Planned Parenthood basically has ruled Brett Kavanaugh guilty until proven innocent.
“We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” the abortion chain boldly proclaimed on its blog Friday.
Ford is the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing and plans to testify at a specially scheduled hearing Monday to consider the allegations. Ford’s lawyer said she will not testify Monday.
Sexual assault allegations should be taken seriously, but Planned Parenthood takes a dangerous step further than that. It implies Kavanaugh is guilty, and accusations alone should be enough to disqualify a Supreme Court candidate.
“Women can’t trust Brett Kavanaugh — and neither should anyone who considers themselves an ally to survivors or a champion for women,” it wrote.
Later, Planned Parenthood continued, “It’s unbelievable that in 2018, and amid the wave of the #MeToo movement, we have to debate whether accusations of sexual assault are a disqualifier for serving on the Supreme Court.”
But accusations are not proof of guilt. Accusations alone should not disqualify a U.S. Supreme Court nominee or anyone else from public office. Consider the results of such a position. It’s absolutely and utterly ridiculous. It flies in the face of one of America’s most important principles: innocent until proven guilty.
There is very little evidence at this point about the alleged assault. Ford may be telling the truth. Kavanaugh may be telling the truth. Or both may be telling the truth and someone is mistaken.
All Planned Parenthood is doing with these ridiculous claims is hiding the fact that it is using Ford to try to keep Kavanaugh – any any conservative nominee – off the court.
Planned Parenthood doesn’t really care about sexual assault victims, as a growing body of evidence indicates – unless it can use their stories to further its own political agenda.