Planned Parenthood Opposes Amy Coney Barrett: “It’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat, We Demand a No Vote”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 28, 2020   |   11:39AM   |   Washington, DC

The political arm of Planned Parenthood is urging supporters to demand that the U.S. Senate oppose the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

In an email Saturday, Alexis McGill Johnson, who leads the abortion chain, said abortion activists must “demand [a] NO VOTE until inauguration day.”

“President Trump is trying to fast track a nominee who he promised would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and take health care coverage away from millions,” she wrote.

President Donald Trump named Barrett as his choice Saturday 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 the U.S. Senate confirms her, Barrett would solidify a strong 6-3 conservative majority on the high court. Pro-life advocates hope and abortion activists fear that Barrett could be the undoing of Roe v. Wade, which led to the deaths of 62 million unborn babies in abortions.

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Ginsburg supported abortion on demand during her nearly three decades on the Supreme Court, and Planned Parenthood wants another abortion activist to replace her.

“… we know what RBG would have wanted us to do. To protect her legacy, we must fight,” McGill Johnson wrote.

She claimed Trump is “ignoring” Ginsburg’s dying wish by filling her seat prior to the November election. Obviously, Planned Parenthood hopes pro-abortion Democrat Joe Biden will win in November and fill the seat with a solid abortion activist. Biden promised to nominate justices who will “support the right of privacy, on which the entire notion of a woman’s right to choose is based.”

McGill Johnson urged supporters to “fight” against Barrett’s confirmation by contacting their senators.

“Email your senators and demand they hold the seat open — and not even consider a nominee — until inauguration day,” she wrote. “The Senate owes it to those who have died from COVID and the millions more who’ve lost their jobs, health insurance, and housing. It’s not an overstatement: The fate of our nation is in the hands of your senators — and it’s their job to represent YOU.”

However, McGill Johnson also acknowledged that the odds are stacked against them. The U.S. Senate has a Republican majority, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said they have the votes to confirm Barrett before the November presidential election.

Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar abortion chain that could suffer massively if the Supreme Court allows states to begin protecting unborn babies from abortions once again. In 2019, Planned Parenthood reported 345,672 abortions and $1.6 billion in revenue. Its political arm also spends tens of millions of dollars to elect pro-abortion Democrats to office.

Barrett’s voice would be a welcome change to the liberal, pro-abortion female justices on the court. Ginsburg especially was idolized by abortion activists for repeatedly ruling against pro-life laws. Though abortion is considered a “woman’s issue,” polls consistently show that many women are strongly pro-life and a majority want the law to protect unborn babies from abortion, at least in some circumstances.

Pro-life leaders have praised Barrett as an excellent choice for the court.

Barrett is a former clerk of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, Barrett has been described as an “originalist” judge. 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.

Barrett is a former law professor at the University of Notre Dame, a devout Catholic and a wife and mother of seven children.