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SCOTUS Hearings Kick Off in Senate as Amy Coney Barrett’s Anti-Abortion Beliefs in Spotlight

HeadlineOct 12, 2020

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett begin in the Senate today. In her pre-released opening statement, Judge Barrett pledges to “apply the law as written.” However, more evidence has emerged that Barrett has publicly advocated against abortion rights, including supporting a reversal of Roe v. Wade. On Friday, Barrett amended her Senate questionnaire to include information about talks she gave in 2013 while she was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. The talks were hosted by anti-abortion student groups. She also disclosed she signed a newspaper advertisement in 2006 that called for “an end to the barbaric legacy of Roe vs. Wade.”

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