In what should be no surprise to anyone, an abortionist who makes money aborting unborn babies opposes the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Abortionist Jenn Conti wrote a column published at Newsweek on Friday, dismissing Barrett’s “wholesome, motherly and quietly productive” character because she is pro-life.
“Barrett’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court is an assault on reproductive freedom, economic freedom and a society that values gender equality,” Conti wrote.
An advocate for late-term abortions, Conti tried to attract sympathy from her readers by bringing up a patient who chose to abort her 20-week unborn son.
“[She] found out that her baby was missing both his kidneys and would either not live to take his first breath or would survive until birth but then struggle to breathe before dying in his mother’s arms,” Conti wrote. “The latter option” – allowing her son to die naturally with palliative care rather than be killed in an abortion – “was too cruel for her to imagine,” Conti continued.
Because the woman’s insurance did not cover elective abortions, she said the woman charged the $30,000 abortion bill on various credit cards.
However, Conti made it clear that she does not just support abortions in these “extreme” cases. Without mentioning any limits or qualifications, she argued that abortions are “essential” to women’s health – and Barrett “is poised to bury reproductive rights and, more broadly, women’s health as we know it.”
In Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week, she refused to say how she views Roe v. Wade. Yet the judge’s stance on abortion is hardly a mystery. In 2006, she signed a “right to life” newspaper ad that called for putting “and end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade.” She was also a member of Notre Dame’s “Faculty for Life” group, and her name is on a 2015 letter to Roman Catholic bishops noting the “value of human life from conception to natural death.”
She then implied that all OB-GYNs support abortion. Separate from the article, she also recently claimed babies do not feel pain until the third trimester – something anyone who works in a neo-natal intensive care unit knows is not true.
“Ask any OB-GYN right now, and they’ll tell you: We’re already doomed in this regard,” Conti wrote at Newsweek. “Roe is on its way out, abortion law will return to the states, and many of them will ban it outright.”
Actually, many OB-GYNS oppose abortions because they know unborn babies are valuable human beings who deserve to be treated like a second patient. According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, approximately 85 percent of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists do not do elective abortions.
She is right about one thing, though. Even if Barrett and the other Supreme Court justices end Roe v. Wade, abortion will not immediately become illegal again. Instead, the power to protect unborn babies or keep abortions legal will return to the states.
Barrett is President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an idol of abortion activists who died in September. If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett would solidify a strong 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.
Pro-life leaders hope and abortion activists fear that Barrett will help to restore basic human rights for unborn babies and allow states to begin protecting them again.
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 Court of Appeals. Additionally, she has made several statements about the value of babies in the womb. According to Law and Crime, 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.
Her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded Thursday with a vote to move forward with her confirmation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they have enough votes to confirm her.