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Kavanaugh Accuser Signed Letter Opposing Trump Border Enforcement

Called the administration's zero-tolerance policy 'inhumane' and 'unconscionable'

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape when they were teenagers, signed a letter this summer voicing opposition to President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.

As a result of that policy, some illegal alien adults were temporarily separated from children with whom they were traveling after they had crossed the border from Mexico into the United States.

The letter signed by the woman, dated June 14, 2018, characterized the Trump policy as “unconscionable” and a violation of “fundamental human rights,” as Breitbart and others reported.

It cited forced parent-child separation as an “adverse childhood experience” that can affect brain development and lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

It also cited an increased risk of “cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease” especially if the stress was “extreme and repetitive.”

The letter signers — all of whom were “experts committed to promoting health and well-being” — requested an end to the separation policy, along with reunification of currently separated border crossing family groups.

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The letter was addressed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

It was Exhibit I in an American Civil Liberties Union petition filed June 25 on behalf of plaintiffs who were seeking a class-wide preliminary injunction to end the policy.

Ford, a Democrat, goes by the name Blasey professionally.

She is the California psychologist who revealed her identity publicly in The Washington Post on Sunday.

She accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a house party in Maryland when the two were teenagers some 35 years ago.

Kavanaugh — along with the other individual in the room at the time, Mark Judge — have both denied the accusations.

Response on social media was swift and polarized — with some alleging political motivations for the accusation and others advocating for a delay of Kavanaugh’s hearing to allow the judiciary committee additional time for deliberation while the allegations are investigated.

Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.

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