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By Tony Perkins, Family Resarch Council, Washington Update, October 03, 2018

Long before the president even made his Supreme Court pick, both sides knew what it would mean. And despite whatever allegations have been made, the bottom line is the same today as it was when Justice Kennedy retired. The battle for this seat is not about one person. It’s about 60 million — all victims of the type of assault Democrats are desperate to protect: Abortion.

This isn’t about fighting violence — this is about sustaining it against the most defenseless among us. If Americans have forgotten that, it’s because the Left served up its best distraction of all — a sexual abuse allegation it knew Republicans wouldn’t ignore because most conservatives have a genuine respect and concern for others. Now, two weeks into a methodical smear campaign that has shown no basis in fact, Democrats have proven that they’re willing to destroy a man for the “right” to keep destroying children. For the Left, Dr. Ford’s allegations are just a convenient cover for their ultimate goal: to preserve and protect abortion at all costs.

“This story doesn’t have anything to do with justice actually or even with what Brett Kavanaugh may have done in high school,” Fox News’s Tucker Carlson argued. “Underneath it all, anyone who lives in Washington can tell you, it’s about abortion. Does anyone really believe the story would have surfaced if Brett Kavanaugh had pledged allegiance to Roe v Wade? Of course, it wouldn’t have.” Remember, Tucker points out:

“Some of the very same people suggesting that Kavanaugh is a sex criminal once defended Bill Clinton when he was credibly accused of rape… And yet Clinton supported abortion in all cases and therefore the left treated [him] as a [hero], and swept — speaking of under the rug — [his] crimes into the dustbin of memory. Kavanaugh, though, may not support Roe v Wade, we don’t really know. Therefore, he must be destroyed. It’s pretty straightforward. Whatever the story is, it’s not about protecting women. Don’t buy that spin.”

If that doesn’t convince you, the money should. CNS News just uncovered this interesting little tidbit. The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who are fighting Kavanaugh the fiercest are also the ones getting the richest off Planned Parenthood’s political donations. Turns out, America’s biggest abortion business, its employees, and their families have been surprisingly busy writing checks to liberals on the committee – $29,961 this year alone. All told, Kavanaugh’s committee foes have raked in a whopping $126,886. That’s quite a coincidence, don’t you think?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), one of Kavanaugh’s most vocal opponents, has banked $30,500 from Planned Parenthood affiliates — more than any other member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has received in the years since 1990. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who took the judge to task on Roe v. Wade during his initial confirmation hearing, has enjoyed a tidy $21,710. You name them — Senator Sheldon White House (D-R.I.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), they all profit from keeping a strict constructionist like Kavanaugh off the court.

While we look at teenagers’ calendars and high school yearbooks, let’s not forget what this whole nomination is about — “the super-precedent,” as Feinstein called it, of court-ordered abortion. Roe v. WadeCasey v. Planned ParenthoodWhole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, those are the crown jewels of judicial activism. Next to same-sex marriage, there’s nothing liberals will go to the mat for more. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s Brett Kavanaugh or someone else — Senate Democrats will never tolerate anyone, or anything, standing in abortion’s way.

To say that Democrats’ biggest concern is Dr. Ford is absurd, as Jennifer Braceras writes in the Boston Globe. “Feinstein played Ford like a pawn.” Her interests “were purely political: fire up the ‘resistance,’ bring home a high-profile scalp for the #MeToo movement, and shore up the left flank in order to fend off a progressive Senate challenger… Ms. Feinstein and her Democratic colleagues don’t care whether they re-traumatized Ford, destroyed the reputation of a faithful public servant, or destroyed the credibility of our public institutions. Because, well, abortion. Welcome to the Resistance.”

That two people’s lives were virtually ruined in the process is collateral damage the Left doesn’t mind. Because in the end, abortion is a business. And so, apparently, are the politics of protecting it.

Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.