Jeff Sessions Saying Marijuana ‘Leads To Condoms And Then To Abortions’ Is Fake News
By Erica Abbott
Reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said marijuana leads to more sex and abortions are false. While Sessions has made some controversial statements regarding marijuana, he did not suggest that the drug leads to higher levels of abortion.
According to Snopes, the fake quote originated on Newslo, a disreputable website known for posting a hybrid of news/satire articles. The article claimed that Sessions wanted to eliminate “the three great plagues of modern American society,” including abortions, condoms and pot. It continued:
“When you get high on pot, I’m told it amplifies your sensory perception and even makes one’s morals skyrocket,” he added. “Coincidentally, I’m also told having intercourse while high is, apparently, a real hoot. The trouble is – because of marijuana, couples who engage in sex while high seem to use condoms a lot more than couples that do it normally. And that means no babies. But, there’s even a more worrisome side effect: pot also leads to couples going for abortions; once normal, they must become aware of their foolishness and then come to a decision that they don’t want a baby. So, in reality, what we have here is a situation in which pot leads to condoms, and then, inadvertently, to abortions as well. As a result, Americans as a race are dying off one abortion at a time.”
“And let me tell you one thing that should be clear to everyone: America as a nation will never be great again unless it successfully defeats all three of those satanic things. At the rate we’re going, we’ve only got a couple more decades at best. And legalizing pot will serve nothing and no one, other than the Devil himself; the only benefit of it will be the acceleration of the rate at which Americans are perishing,” Sessions concluded.
Sessions, however, never made any such statement. The fake quote originated on a hybrid news website that mixes fact with fiction by placing “Show Facts” and “Hide Facts” buttons on every article. Hitting the “Show Facts” button in this case highlights only the first paragraph, revealing it as the only section to contain snippets of the truth.
Sessions has certainly made questionable comments when it comes to marijuana and legalization. In an address to law enforcement officers, he said, “I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.” He has also called marijuana “a very real danger,” in addition to suggesting that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
While Sessions could undoubtedly declare a war on marijuana, he has not made any connection between the drug and abortions.
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