During the second day of questioning for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Lindsey Graham praised her for taking a pro-life position. Unlikely any previous Supreme Court nominee, Judge Barrett has taken a clear personal pro-life view in previous years.
Barrett is a devout Catholic who believes that killing unborn babies in abortions is “barbaric,” according to a letter she signed in 2006.
The 2006 letter was published as a newspaper advertisement sponsored by St. Joseph County Right to Life in South Bend, Indiana.
“The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion for any reason,” the ad states. “Now, after more than thirty-two years under Roe more than 47 million unborn children have been aborted. … It’s time to put an end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade and restore laws that protect the lives of unborn children.”
The ad also displayed hundreds of signatures from Indiana residents, including Barrett’s, along with the statement, “We, the following citizens of Michiana, oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to natural death.”
During his opening statement today, Graham praised Barrett’s views.
“This is the first time in American history that we’ve nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life and embraces her faith without apology, and she is going to the court,” said Graham, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Graham said this makes Barrett an inspiration to conservatives, saying: “This hearing to me is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling, but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women.”