Amy Coney Barrett signed a 2006 advertisement seeking the overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade from 1973 demanded.
U.S. Supreme Court Candidate President Donald Trump Amy Coney Barrett signed an ad in an Indiana newspaper in 2006 demanding that the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide be overturned, a stance that should certainly be reviewed at their upcoming Senate confirmation hearings.
Their participation in the ad featured in the South Bend Tribune, first published Thursday by the Guardian newspaper, appears to be the most direct expression of Barrett’s opposition to abortion and will become the debate they choose to narrow if not overthrow would certainly intensify. Abortion rights when upheld in the Supreme Court.
Barrett and her husband, a former federal attorney, were among the more than 1,200 people who named the complaint calling the Roe vs Wade ruling as “the exercise of brute judicial power.”
“It is time to put an end to Roe v. Wade’s barbaric legacy and restore the law that protects the lives of unborn children,” reads an advertisement from an anti-abortion organization called St Joseph County Right to Life was bought.
Barrett continued to meet with individual senators Thursday before confirmation hearings were held later that month [Erin Scott/Pool via Reuters]Barrett, who continued a series of meetings with individual Senators on Thursday ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation negotiations, which were due to begin Oct. 12, declined to answer questions about the display.
White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Associated Press that Barrett had already distinguished her personal views from her responsibility as a judge.
“As Judge Barrett said the day she was nominated, ‘A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers and they must be determined to override their political views, ”Deere said in an email.
Members of the Democratic Committee can be expected to press them on this issue.
President Donald Trump protested during the first presidential debate when Democratic challenger Joe Biden said Roe versus Wade was “on the ballot” in the election (AP Photo / Julio Cortez).
Speaking before an anti-abortion rally in Washington in January, Trump, who said “unborn children have never had a stronger defense attorney in the White House,” pledged during the 2016 presidential contest to appoint Supreme Court justices to overturn the Roe vs Wade ruling what made abortion legal in the US.
Trump has asked the Senate to confirm Barrett’s presidential election on November 3 to replace late-liberal judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a defender of abortion rights.
During Tuesday’s presidential debate, Trump protested when his Democratic challenger Joe Biden said the fate of Roe versus Wade was “on the ballot” in the election.
Trump said to Biden, “You don’t know your view of Roe vs Wade.”
Barrett is a Catholic who completed a law degree and taught at the University of Notre Dame, a Catholic institution in South Bend. He is a favorite of religious conservatives. At the time of the ad, she was a law professor at Notre Dame.
Overturning the verdict was a long-time goal of US religious conservatives. The ruling recognized that a constitutional right to privacy protects a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion.
The court upheld the ruling in 1992 and banned laws that put an “undue burden” on obtaining an abortion. Conservative opponents of the judgment have argued that the case was wrongly decided.