Ad: Keep Republicans Out of Your Bedroom

The Wrap: “In what might be the subjectively raciest political ad ever, Democratic lobby group Progress Action Fund debuted a steamy sex scene takedown of the GOP this week…

“Per its website, the Progress Action Fund’s slogan is, “Democrats are afraid to fight back. We aren’t.” We’d say this ad at the very least is living up to that promise.”

Transcript via the Wrap:

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Few U.S. Adults Support Full Abortion Bans

73%

A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 73% of all U.S. adults, including 58% of those in states with the deepest bans, believe abortion should be allowed at six weeks of pregnancy. Overall, about two-thirds of Americans say abortion should generally be legal, but only about a quarter say it should always be legal and only about 1 in 10 say it should always be illegal.

There’s a Growing Shadow Abortion Network

“The emerging network — fueled by the widespread availability of medication abortion — has made the illegal abortions of today simpler and safer than those of the pre-Roe era, remembered for its back alleys and coat hangers. Distinct from services that sell pills to patients on the internet, a growing army of community-based distributors is reaching pregnant women through word of mouth or social media to supply pills for free — though typically without the safeguards of medical oversight.”

Washington Post

Clarence Thomas Has Waited Three Decades for This Moment

“As Thomas settles into his fourth decade on the Supreme Court, his influence, even his control, is ascendant. Thomas began his career as a justice as a near outcast – an ideological fringe figure and a scarred veteran of a brutal confirmation fight. Today, he is a revered figure in the conservative movement, and he is watching ideas he championed from the margins turn into the law of the land.”

Jeffrey Toobin

Roberts Castigates Schumer Over Threat

“Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

— “In a rare rebuke of a sitting member of Congress, Supreme Court Chef Justice John Roberts criticized Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) over remarks made from the steps outside the high court Wednesday that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would ‘pay the price’ for a vote against reproductive rights,” the Washington Post reports.