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The war on Kavanaugh is all about the pro-abortion Left’s lust for power

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – We may never be able to prove whether Christine Blasey Ford is sincerely misremembering a traumatic event or deliberately slandering a political enemy, but two things are clear: Brett Kavanaugh almost certainly never touched her, and liberals simply don’t care.

They don’t care about the complete lack of evidence that the house party even happened, let alone that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at one. They don’t care about the holes and inconsistencies in Ford’s various retellings. They don’t care that decades’ worth of friends, fellow lawyers and judges, law clerks, and FBI background investigators never found the slightest hint that Kavanaugh was a secret sex predator.

The conduct of Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday – from Dianne Feinstein’s sitting on the allegation until it would do the most damage rather than vetting it in a timely and discreet fashion, to Chris Coons suggesting Kavanaugh’s case for his innocence lacked “credibility” because his earlier judicial answers “struck me as evasive or not credible” – made that clear.

Or consider all the talking heads in lefty circles running with the talking point that Kavanaugh’s anger at being maligned as an attempted rapist somehow demonstrates, all on its own, that he’s a violent misogynist capable of sexual assault. In a demented New York Magazine piece I can only assume was trying to be as hypocritical and self-unaware as possible, Jonathan Chait calls Kavanaugh – the target of one of the most inflammatory accusations possible – “consumed with paranoid, partisan rage” that “convinced me that he’s guilty.”

Oh, and in the very same paragraph, Chait chided Kavanaugh for not recognizing “the possibility that Democrats actually believe the women accusing him of sexual assault.” Translation: liberals don’t need evidence because they can read Kavanaugh’s mind, but the guy who knows whether or not he assaulted anyone has to give his tormentors’ motives unconditional benefit of the doubt.

"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election," Kavanaugh himself said Thursday. "Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups." He’s absolutely right, but his list is missing one thing: abortion.

As LifeSiteNews covered earlier this week, Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said outright she was “put[ting] his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” particularly the fact that “he very much is against women’s reproductive choice.”

There it is: if the Left thinks you pose a threat to Roe v. Wade, basic standards of evidence, fairness, and due process (which isn’t legally binding on appointment confirmations, but was widely accepted as a moral guide until five minutes ago) get thrown out the window. You must be destroyed by any means necessary, with truth, reputational harm, and family anguish be damned.

The abortion lobby was already intensely mobilized against Kavanaugh; now Planned Parenthood is fundraising not merely on the assault narrative but on an even flimsier story from another accuser with a preposterous tale of gang-rape parties that she supposedly kept going to without telling anyone. The Soros-funded Women’s March is pushing #WeBelieveChristine hashtags.

Indeed, #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder and “We Believe ALL THE WOMEN” organizer Heidi Sieck is exploiting the story in the latest attempt to link pro-life laws and rape.

"Sexual assault, rape, [and] attempted rape, is an extreme version of the reality that women are going through in their lives when they’re navigating sexuality," she claims. "If women are at risk for violence and sexual assault and attack and rape” don’t have “a full range of reproductive health services [...] we are in a dire situation." (Interesting theory; how has it worked out in practice?)

Hacks like Chait lamely suggest these attacks can’t be partisan because nobody popped up to accuse Neil Gorsuch of anything like this last year. But rather than the “gotcha” they imagine, that fits perfectly with everything we’ve seen and expected – Gorsuch was replacing another conservative, while Kavanaugh has the potential to change everything.

Finally, a word to the many pro-lifers who are understandably surprised at how low the Left has sunk in their treatment of Kavanaugh: these people didn’t care that Ted Kennedy killed a woman or that Bill Clinton possibly assaulted several (at least, not until after the Clintons’ political usefulness had expired). The goal they’re fighting tooth-and-nail for, one of their most unshakeable political values, is the legal power to have children killed for convenience.

What’s a little character assassination to people who proudly sacrifice 60 million babies and counting on the altar of “choice”?

There’s no moral bottom to what the professional Left will do, and who they’ll do it to. They won’t be reasoned out of no matter how many delays we give them for redundant “investigations” (i.e., pretexts to run out the clock). As Kavanaugh’s own powerful testimony showed, the only way forward is to fight back.

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Calvin Freiburger

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Calvin Freiburger is a Wisconsin-based conservative writer and 2011 graduate of Hillsdale College. His commentary and analysis have been featured on NewsReal Blog, Live Action, and various other conservative websites. Before joining LifeSiteNews, he spent two years in Washington, DC, working to build support for the Life at Conception Act with the National Pro-Life Alliance, then worked a year and a half as assistant editor of TheFederalistPapers.org. You can follow him on Twitter @CalFreiburger, and check out his personal website, ConservativeStandards.com.