On the opposite page of the insert in the South Bend Tribune is an ad from the same group, The County of St. Joseph’s Right to Life, which called for an end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade and to restore laws that protect the lives of unborn children. ”
First reported on Wednesday by the National Review, the announcements are the clearest sign yet that Barrett may have interviewed Roe v. Wade as a professor of law before taking the bench. Her take on abortion rights is huge speculation as she is set to replace the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in court and could be a pivotal vote in potential challenges to Roe.
The full statement on the page where Barrett’s name appears reads: “We, the following citizens of Michiana, oppose abortion on demand and support the right to life from fertilization to natural death. ”
The Liberals are committed to fighting for the right to abortion and will certainly raise this issue against his appointment.
Upon his confirmation for a seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Barrett was invited by then-Senate Judicial Chairman Chuck Grassley when it was “appropriate for a judge to place his religious views above law enforcement? ”
“It is never appropriate for a judge to impose that judge’s personal beliefs, whether based on faith or elsewhere,” Barrett replied.
When asked about CNN, White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement: “As Judge Barrett said on the day of his appointment,” A judge must apply the law as it stands. is written. Judges are not political decision-makers and must be determined to set aside any political opinions they might have. ”
Trump said it was possible Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, could decide to overturn Roe if she was confirmed, but did not make a prediction as to whether she would. Democrats based much of their opposition on the likelihood that Barrett would decide to limit abortion rights and undermine the Affordable Care Act.