On day two of the confirmation hearings for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wasted no time in attempting to put Trump’s pick in the abortion corner with questions about Roe v. Wade, complete with loaded language [read: lies]. At one point, Feinstein claimed “Deaths from illegal abortions in this country ran between 200,000 and 1.2 million … so, a lot of women died in that period [before Roe v. Wade].” Of course, the truth usually tells another story. According to a 1972 CDC report, the rate was actually 39 deaths in the U.S. the year before Roe v. Wade became law of the land. Kavanaugh cut straight to the core of the matter, bringing up the importance of precedent, settled law, and avoided getting bogged down by Feinstein’s gotcha question. Unfortunately, we weren’t treated to another of her “dogma lives loudly within you” utterances. Conservative meme-makers around the world were soundly disappointed.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Within moments of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on day two, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) attempted to corner the SCOTUS nominee with questions about abortion and Roe v. Wade.
Keeping it dramatic, the senator from California began with the statement that “a lot of women died” prior to abortion becoming legal, citing refuted statistics to support her assertion.
“Deaths from illegal abortions in this country ran between 200,000 and 1.2 million … so, a lot of women died in that period,” Feinstein claimed.
As noted by LifeNews, in actuality, “government statistics prior to the Roe decision in 1973 show nowhere near 1.2 million women (or even 200,000) died in abortions. A 1972 Center for Disease Control report noted the maternal death rate from abortions was 39 in the United States, the year prior to Roe.”