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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:31 PM

Catholic nun lowers the boom on Amy Coney Barrett for wanting to take women 'back to 1789'

October 17, 2020
By Matthew Chapman

On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Weekends,” Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic lobbying group NETWORK, explained why her group is calling on Republican senators to reject Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

“Let me ask you about NETWORK, which launched the ad campaign calling on Senators Graham, Ernst, and Tillis to oppose the judge’s nomination, despite her strong faith,” said anchor Alex Witt. “What are your biggest concerns about her convictions and faith?”

“She is a strong Catholic. That’s lovely. I’m a lawyer and I’m worried about her decisions,” said Campbell. “The fact is, Judge Barrett has lived in an ivory tower bubble most of her career. She doesn’t know the reality of struggling people. And her approach to the Constitution is to say, we have to go back to 1789 and how they thought then, without acknowledging the changes that have occurred, the growth in civil rights, the growth in the fact that women have the vote, the growth in the fact that we as a nation have discovered a deeper sense of the common good. And so I worry about what’s going to happen to voting rights. I worry about what’s going to happen to the Affordable Care Act. I worry about how she sees the critical social issues of our time.”

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“Let’s support the formation of conscience and the choices made by women, but let’s make sure pregnant women have the supports they need,” added Campbell. “We know in Democratic administrations that the abortion rate goes down faster than Republican administrations, because Democrats support pregnant women. That’s how I care for the unborn. Let’s ensure women have access to health care, nutrition, housing. All the basics they need to carry ta baby to term. That matters.”



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/catholic-nun-lowers-the-boom-on-amy-coney-barrett-for-wanting-to-take-women-back-to-1789/

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Reply Catholic nun lowers the boom on Amy Coney Barrett for wanting to take women 'back to 1789' (Original post)
catbyte Saturday OP
smirkymonkey Saturday #1
DownriverDem Saturday #18
XanaDUer2 Saturday #2
burrowowl Saturday #3
soldierant Sunday #31
Lucinda Saturday #4
SheltieLover Saturday #5
NoMoreRepugs Saturday #6
KS Toronado Saturday #7
SunSeeker Saturday #8
Le Roi de Pot Saturday #17
SunSeeker Saturday #20
erronis Saturday #23
MadLinguist Sunday #26
Meowmee Saturday #9
StarryNite Saturday #10
bucolic_frolic Saturday #11
blueinredohio Saturday #19
Spazito Saturday #12
erronis Saturday #24
cstanleytech Saturday #13
sandensea Saturday #14
Sherman A1 Saturday #15
BunnyMcGee Saturday #16
moondust Saturday #21
panfluteman Saturday #22
yellowdogintexas Sunday #25
orwell Sunday #27
dalton99a Sunday #28
Fortinbras Armstrong Sunday #29
wnylib Sunday #30

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:52 PM

1. +1000

I love this woman! She is a righteous nun and a very sensible, intelligent person.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:46 PM

18. I love Sister Simone

However for the last few weeks I just want to run outside and scream: We all were warned that this would happen if trump won.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:02 PM

2. I saw that segment

She's a great person and I'm glad to see Catholics being targeted with messages like Sr. Simone's.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:05 PM

3. Long live Sister Simone!

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:53 PM

31. I realize this is a tall order - but - can anyone explain -

If Sister Simone, who has taken vows to the church, can nonetheless understand the difference between church and state, why can't Amy Wild Hare Barrett, who has taken vows to the state, grasp that it's not the church?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:20 PM

4. KNR

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:52 PM

5. K&R!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:53 PM

6. RePutinicans are not all Deplorable - BUT

all Deplorables are RePutinicans.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:55 PM

7. Need to send this to all our Catholic pro-lifers.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:59 PM

8. I love Sister Simone Campbell! I wish she was Pope!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:39 PM

17. She can't be the pope .. Because the pope literally means 'Father'

 

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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:17 PM

20. No, it's because of misogyny. Pope can mean whatever the Church decides. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:29 PM

23. It's because of power (misognyny). And the "Church" has many faces and many tongues.

Schisms and heretics and blasphemies. Simultaneous popes. Roman and Eastern popes. Murders and poisonings and mistresses and many children from so-called celibates.

The Church. Is whatever it says. Just like other people who want to control and hold on to power.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:16 PM

26. I reccommend this post! Meanings are assigned by the people using the language

Keep making this point, SunSeeker. It applies everywhere and apparently lotsa folks just don't get it.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:00 PM

9. 👏🏻👏🏻

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:01 PM

10. Right on Sister!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:02 PM

11. Really. We're going back to the time of the Scarlett Letter

This has become such a witch's brew

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:47 PM

19. Back in the day my great grandmother had so many kids when my great grandfather died

she had to send some of them to an orphanage because she couldn't take care of all of them. That would be the hardest thing in the world to decide which kids to keep and which ones to give away. I don't want my granddaughter s to have to go through that.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:09 PM

12. If Barrett is truly an originalist then she must turn down her nomination....

give up her law degree, refuse to vote and give up her healthcare otherwise she is just another fucking republican hypocrite.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:31 PM

24. Because the Constitution did not allow women to hold power or office.

But she'd "have to think about this as it is litigated...."

Droid.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

13. I agree as many self proclaimed pro life supporters only seem to care until a baby has been born and

then as soon as it is most of them shift over to "good luck and don't let the door hit you on the way out" when it comes to actually doing the right thing in helping to provide things like childcare for example not to mention medical.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:20 PM

14. I'd say 1489

Something pre-Enlightenment.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:28 PM

15. K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:38 PM

16. Amen, Sister

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:19 PM

21. I'd wager Pope Francis is more inclined

to support Sister Simone over the 17th Century Handmaiden.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:26 PM

22. Forget Abortion - Abortion Prevention Is Where It's At!

And how do you do that? Strengthen the social safety net so that more pregnant women can afford to keep their babies. It's as simple as that.

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Response to panfluteman (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:22 PM

25. or have access to low cost or free and dependable contraception!

this reduces the problem even more

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:48 PM

27. So called "Originalists"...

...are not originalists at all when it comes to corporations. Suddenly they are radical Right Wing apologists, inventing corporate "citizenship" out of whole cloth due to a late 1800's supreme court decision included corporate "personhood" as an afterthought.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/corporations-people-adam-winkler/554852/

In other words, this adherence to the constitution as it was originally CONceived rhetoric is all a bunch of bullshit.

The founding fathers would be appalled at the radical corporate agenda currently controlling the courts, the Republican party, the dominant media, and US politics.

https://hbr.org/2010/04/what-the-founding-fathers-real.html

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:52 PM

28. Kick

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:22 PM

29. My real problem with originalism was expressed by Thomas Jefferson

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment... laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind... as that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, institutions must advance also, to keep pace with the times.... We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain forever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.



In other words, what is damn sacrosanct about the framers?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:54 PM

30. Constitutional originalists are the

legal equivalent to fundamentalist literalism in religion. Religious literalists insist that every word in the Bible is absolute, unchangeable fact.

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