FACT CHECK: Did The Supreme Court Ban Condoms?
A post shared on Instagram claims the Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that outlawed the use of condoms.
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While the recent Dobbs V. Jackson ruling suggest cases regarding contraception could be heard before the court, no such opinion banning condoms has been issued.
The Supreme Court issued an opinion effective overturning Roe V. Wade in June, a long-standing ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, according to The New York Times. Since Roe was overturned, several states have either restricted or banned the procedure, the outlet reported.
The Instagram post claims that the Supreme Court voted to ban condoms. The post does not state what ruling made this declaration or when it was issued.
This claim is baseless. There are no credible news reports stating that the Supreme Court would be hearing any upcoming cases or has issued any rulings regarding contraceptives.
Check Your Fact also searched recent Supreme Court opinions and orders and did not find any rulings specifically addressing contraceptives or condoms in general. The Supreme Court’s most recent order relates to Yeshiva University and a LGBT+ club on campus, according to NPR. (RELATED: Did Robert Kennedy Jr. Win A Supreme Court Case Declaring COVID-19 Vaccines Were Not Vaccines?)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas did write in his concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson that the court should revisit previous decisions such as Griswold v. Connecticut, according to The Texas Tribune. Griswold established a right to contraception, outlawing states from banning use of contraceptives, the outlet reported.
Misinformation around the Supreme Court is not new. Earlier this month, Check Your Fact debunked a claim that anti-vaccine activist Robert Kennedy Jr. won a Supreme Court case declaring COVID-19 vaccines were not vaccines.