Tillis Hires Staffer Who Says Birth Control Causes Abortions

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February 10, 2015 1:18 p.m.

This post has been updated.

Freshman Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on Monday announced that he hired former Senate staffer Katy Talento, who claims that some forms of birth control cause abortion.

Talento, who will serve as a legislative director for Tillis, wrote in The Federalist that “chemical birth control causes abortions” and can lead to miscarriages.

During his Senate campaign against former Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Tillis announced his support for over-the-counter birth control, which likely contradicts Talento’s views on contraception.

As of Wednesday morning, Talento had removed her Twitter page, on which she had shared her articles on birth control in The Federalist.

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