Abortion activists are blasting conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for believing that it is wrong to abort unborn babies.
The women’s publication Refinery 29 published a shock-inducing, attention grabbing headline last week that claimed Barrett “hates your uterus.”
On Saturday, President Donald Trump named Barrett as his choice to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an idol of abortion activists. The president and many others have praised Barrett as a “brilliant and gifted” lawyer.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Barrett would solidify a strong 6-3 conservative majority on the high court – which, according to Refinery 29, “will most definitely derail years of inclusive healthcare initiatives,” including abortion on demand.
Writer Wandy Felicita Ortiz argued Barrett’s opposition to the killing of unborn babies in abortions means she “hates your uterus.” She slammed Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor and justice on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, for believing that human life begins at conception and ruling in favor of pro-life laws.
“With Barrett in the seat, women’s access to reproductive health could be in serious jeopardy,” Ortiz wrote. “And, considering Ginsburg’s tenure protecting women’s rights and elevating social justice initiatives, Trump would actively be opposing her legacy by appointing Barrett, putting millions of vulnerable people at risk.”
Ortiz called Barrett the “ideological heir” of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she once clerked. The article also quoted a mentor of Barrett’s, U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz, who said, “Her religious convictions are pro-life, and she lives those convictions.”
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According to those who have studied her career more closely, like Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List anti-abortion political group, Barrett is “a woman who brings the argument to the court that is potentially the contrary to the views of the sitting women justices.” And by all accounts, this appears to be true, and Barrett plans to continue Scalia’s anti-abortion legacy.
During her 2017 confirmation hearing, she made clear that in her new role as judge, she would follow the Supreme Court’s lead in looking to restrict and ban abortion. This is particularly important, considering that in 2018, she was also under consideration to fill the Supreme Court seat that is now occupied by Brett Kavanaugh.
Biased reports about Barrett, a devout Catholic and mother of seven, and other pro-lifers are prevalent. The Federalist pointed to other examples in the New York Times, NBC, Politico, Teen Vogue and other news outlets.
“This pro-abortion bias among reporters isn’t new, but its prevalence is even more apparent now that Barrett is officially nominated to the Supreme Court,” Federalist writer Jordan Davidson commented. “Given the media’s track record with recent SCOTUS confirmation hearings, the hypocrisy and subjectivity will continue to grow over the next few weeks as Barrett begins a trial by fire interrogation process.”
Though her judicial rulings on abortion are few, she did rule in support of two Indiana pro-life laws during her time on the Seventh Circuit.
She also has made several statements about the value of babies in the womb. According to the Law and Crime blog, Barrett signed a public letter in 2015 that emphasized “the value of human life from conception to natural death.” She also said she believes that life begins at conception.