‘Disgusting’: Clarence Thomas skewered for citing claim that COVID-19 vaccines come from ‘aborted children’

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      eridani
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      https://www.alternet.org/2022/06/clarence-thomas-skewered-aborted-children/

      None of the COVID-19 vaccines in the United States contain the cells of aborted fetuses. Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in testing during the Covid vaccine development process, a practice that is common in vaccine testing — including for the rubella and chickenpox vaccinations.

      National Geographic also quashed this myth: The cells are grown in a laboratory and were derived from a few elective abortions performed more than three decades ago. These same cell lines are also used to test and advance our understanding of several routine drugs, including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin, and they continue to be used for treatment research in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and hypertension.

      Doctors, legislators, journalists, and casual observers were in utter disbelief and horror that a sitting Supreme Court Justice would lend credence to such an outrageous conspiracy theory, which was hatched by a propaganda outlet called First Draft in 2020 and thoroughly debunked.

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      retired liberal
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      Make it an official mental health issue that disqualifies the person from holding any political office?

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
      The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
      Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

    • #494103
      Satan
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      …that his wife Ginny gets from her fellow brainwashed cult members.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      Bernie Boomer
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      “Citing a claim” is pretty weak sauce when it comes to skewering someone, unless they are presenting the claim as their opinion. Thomas was presenting, in his dissent, something that was argued by the plaintiff, not saying he agreed with the claim (I think his dissent was whether or not they could use the Establishment Free Exercise Clause to sue their employers for firing them).

      This is what he wrote:

      Petitioners are 16 healthcare workers who served New York communities throughout the COVID–19 pandemic. They object on religious grounds to all available COVID–19 vaccines because they were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children. Pet. for Cert. 8. Ordered to choose between their jobs and their faith, petitioners sued in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, claiming that the State’s vaccine mandate violated the Free Exercise Clause.

      It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he believed it but in this case he’s only saying why they objected to the vaccine mandate.

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      snot
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      should be writhing in embarassment and shame.

      Ditto w.r.t. Kavanaugh.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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