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US News Tory Aide Andrew Sabisky Quits After 'Enforced Contraception' Comments

22:25  17 february  2020
22:25  17 february  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a door: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, following a meeting of the Cabinet. © PA Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, following a meeting of the Cabinet.

Andrew Sabisky, the Downing Street aide who advocated forcing women to take contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies, has quit.

The 27-year-old was hired after Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings called for “misfits and weirdos” to apply to work with him, but faced a backlash over a series of posts.

In a tweet on Monday, he wrote: “The media hysteria about my old stuff online is mad but I wanted to help HMG not be a distraction. Accordingly I’ve decided to resign as a contractor. I hope no.10 hires more ppl w/ good geopolitical forecasting track records & that media learn to stop selective quoting.”

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Sabisky once suggested that the benefits of a purported cognitive enhancer, which can prove fatal, are “probably worth a dead kid once a year”.

Writing on Cummings’ website in 2014, he said vaccination laws provided a “precedent” for enforced contraception.

“One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception at the onset of puberty,” he said.

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In one Twitter post he said: “I am always straight up in saying that women’s sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men’s.”

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Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a door: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, following a meeting of the Cabinet. © PA Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, following a meeting of the Cabinet.

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