Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave a virtual lie-filled speech on Nov. 13 to the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, which provides names of judges to President Donald Trump to place in federal courts, including the Supreme Court.
Alito claimed that “in certain corners, religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right,” reports Slate.
Alito parroted the right wing bogus claim that the Obama administration had a “ protracted campaign” and “unrelenting attack” against the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic non-profit that refuses to allow its employees to have birth control in their health insurance.
In reality, the Obama administration offered the Little Sisters of the Poor an exemption by filling out a short form, but Catholic non-profit refused to do so and filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration.
Alito also attacked Washington state for requiring pharmacies to provide emergency contraception, which Alito falsely claimed “destroys an embryo after fertilization.”
This popular anti-science notion is still pushed by fringe anti-abortion groups even though it was debunked in 2013 by NPR.