Feminists Slam Amy Coney Barrett for Saying Abortions are “Barbaric,” Call Her a “Handmaid”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 16, 2020   |   10:03AM   |   Washington, DC

Feminists continued to criticize U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this week for believing that killing unborn babies in abortions is “barbaric.”

She 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.

Abortion activists, Democrat leaders and other leftist groups have slammed Barrett and her family repeatedly because she is conservative, Catholic and pro-life.

In an email Friday morning to supporters, National Organization for Women (NOW) president Christian F. Nunes said they are working nonstop to prevent her confirmation.

“Amy Coney Barrett has already told us exactly who she is,” Nunes wrote. “Amy Coney Barrett has called for the ‘barbaric legacy of Roe [v. Wade] to end,’ and she admitted in a speech that ‘Republicans are heavily invested in getting judges confirmed who will overturn Roe…’”

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“Now Amy Coney Barrett will be one of those Justices,” she continued. “Unless we stop her.”

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.

She signed a letter in 2006 that described abortion as “barbaric” and called for an end to Roe v. Wade. She also was a member of the Notre Dame University Faculty for Life Group from 2010 to 2016, and she received an award from the Thomas More Society, a pro-life Catholic legal group, in 2018.

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.

But pro-abortion feminist groups are not giving up their attempts to vilify Barrett to the American people.

Pink News writer Emma Powys Maurice tried to cast doubt on Barrett’s character by pointing to her traditional Catholic beliefs, including that sex should be reserved for marriage.

She also noted the judicial nominee’s participation in People of Praise. The Christian group meets to encourage and support each other through life, but because it uses the term “handmaid,” some have wrongly associated it with the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Despite constant attempts to criticize her faith and family, polls show that Americans support her confirmation by a double-digit margin.

Barrett is a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and beloved law professor at the University of Notre Dame. Like Scalia, she 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.

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.