Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Barrett Is Anti Choice & Anti LGBT

We urge the Senate to oppose the confirmation of Amy C. Barrett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Barrett’s statements & writings reveal a strong bias against reproductive freedom & LGBT rights. Her record demonstrates a dangerous lack of deference to long-standing precedent & judicial restraint. On women’s health Professor Barrett has criticized Roe v. Wade & expressed the view that abortion is “always immoral.” In a 2013 speech entitled “Roe at 40: The Supreme Court, Abortion & the Culture Wars that Followed,” she used extreme rhetoric to describe the Roe decision, stating: “The framework of Roe essentially permitted abortion on demand & Roe recognizes no state interest in the life of a fetus.” In this speech, she also declared that “Republicans are heavily invested in getting judges who will overturn Roe.” On LGBT rights Professor Barrett has also expressed deeply held opposition to marriage equality, signing on to an October 2015 letter that stated: “We give witness that the Church’s teachings – on the dignity of the human person & the value of human life from conception to natural death; on the meaning of human sexuality, the significance of sexual difference & the complementarity of men & women; on openness to life & the gift of motherhood; & on marriage & family founded on the indissoluble commitment of a man & a woman – provide a sure guide to the Christian life.” This language embraced by Professor Barrett, is in direct conflict with the Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), which established a constitutional right to marriage equality in America. Professor Barrett’s bias on LGBT issues would require her to recuse in all cases involving LGBT equality & must be explored at her hearing. Read Full Text…
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

A very dangerous BIGOT and threat to religious and personal freedom in America!!!

August 30, 2017 at 12:06 PM  

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