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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:44 AM

Amy Coney Barrett Signed Letter Urging End of 'Barbaric' Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett signed a letter in 2006 calling for the end of Roe v. Wade, denouncing the seminal court decision that provided a legal right to abortion as “barbaric.”

The letter came in the form of an advertisement from the anti-choice group St Joseph County Right to Life which was based in South Bend, Indiana.

“The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion for any reason,” the ad read. “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.”

At the time of the ad, Barrett worked as a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed in the letter reflect the thinking of a vast majority of conservatives and Catholics. But they present potential political problems for Barrett now that she is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Trump, on Tuesday night, tried to downplay the notion that Barrett’s confirmation could result in the overturning of Roe, saying that there was no way to know that abortion rights could be impacted by her taking the seat of the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The letter from St Joseph County Right to Life was first reported by The Guardian, which reported that the group also believes that “discarding of unused or frozen embryos created in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process ought to be criminalized.”



https://www.thedailybeast.com/amy-coney-barrett-signed-letter-urging-end-of-barbaric-roe-v-wade

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RandySF Oct 2020 OP
dalton99a Oct 2020 #1
secondwind Oct 2020 #2
smirkymonkey Oct 2020 #7
TruckFump Oct 2020 #3
madaboutharry Oct 2020 #4
LastDemocratInSC Oct 2020 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2020 #6
Crunchy Frog Oct 2020 #8

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:47 AM

1. Originalist, my ass


This woman has a long history of rightwing extremism, anxious and eager to impose her personal beliefs on others


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:52 AM

2. I second that!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:13 PM

7. +1000



I'm so angry I could spit nails! I hope the ghost of RGB comes back to haunt them all.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:01 AM

3. Wonder how much of that letter her husband wrote for her. EOM

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:03 AM

4. She is a religious extremist.

In my opinion, this is the most dangerous kind of judge. They are not arbiters of justice. They see their role as applying their personal interpretation of the Bible to governance and the law. They think that this is "God's Will" and that it is their mission.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:36 AM

5. You're correct.

The stated goal of her religious group is "to establish the kingdom of God" in Earth.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:43 PM

6. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:36 PM

8. Well I guess that makes me a mass murderer.

Since I let the clinic dispose of my 18 leftover frozen embryos by not paying my $500.00 yearly storage fees after my twin sons were born. Sorry, I just couldn't afford it.

I wonder if she'll try to make sure I get prosecuted.

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