Abortion Activists Want to Kick Justice Amy Coney Barrett Out of College Hall of Fame

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 15, 2022   |   6:35PM   |   Washington, DC

A pro-abortion group of Rhodes College alumni demanded this month that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett be removed from its college Hall of Fame because she helped overturn Roe v. Wade.

Campus Reform reports a group calling itself the Rhodes College Alumni for Reproductive Rights recently sent a letter to the Memphis, Tennessee college in protest of Barrett’s honor.

The pro-abortion group claimed Barrett is one of the “biggest current threats to our fundamental rights, the stability of our nation, and our democracy,” and accused her of violating the “Rhodes Honor System,” according to the report.

“The Rhodes Hall of Fame is an honor bestowed on seniors who have contributed, in some significant way, to the life of the College,” the group wrote. “Simply being one of our most famous alumni is not a sufficient reason for the College to continue honoring someone thus who has very publicly breached the most fundamental Rhodes values.”

The pro-abortion alumni also expressed anger at Barrett’s recent decisions about school prayer, gun rights and environmental issues on the Supreme Court. They set up a petition opposing the honor bestowed upon her; however, it is not clear how many people have signed it.

“… as Rhodes alumni who pledged the same fealty to ‘truth, loyalty, and service’ as she did, we find her actions to be a clear – and perhaps history’s most destructive to date – violation of the Honor Code we all hold dear,” the group said.

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According to the college, its Hall of Fame members are “chosen by their peers” based on their “individual merit, leadership in student activities, service to others, and overall contributions to the campus community.”

In June, Barrett joined the majority opinion when the court agreed to overturn Roe in the ruling Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

A nominee of President Donald Trump, she filled the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an idol of abortion activists.

Barrett’s pro-life beliefs and Catholic faith was the target of abortion activists’ outrage during her confirmation hearings.

She signed a letter in 2006 that described abortion as “barbaric” and called for an end to Roe. 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.

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.

After someone leaked a draft ruling of the Dobbs decision in May, Barrett and her children were the target of hostile and potentially threatening comments online.

Under Roe, more than 63 million unborn babies were aborted in the United States. The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth. Now, because of the Dobbs ruling, states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again, and more than a dozen have done so.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 153,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.