Nominating Amy Coney Barrett is the best thing Trump has done in office

Published Oct 01 2020 at 9:50 AM GMT
  • bout the prospect of orthodox Catholic views about same-sex marriage becoming so "taboo" that no one who holds them is allowed to take part in public affairs.
  • That day may come regardless, but I do not relish it, and it will almost certainly be forestalled by having Barrett on the high court.
  • (Twitter) Finally, because I am not given to dissembling, I should add that I would like to see Barrett confirmed because I am convinced that, given the opportunity, she would vote not only to overturn Roe v Wade but to declare abortion illegal under the 14th Amendment, which states that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law or denied its equal protection.
  • I not only think such a decision possible but, assuming that at least four of her colleagues can be cowed into agreeing with her, even somewhat likely.
  • And I believe in ways that I find almost impossible to express that it would be fitting for a woman, a mother of seven, a devoted wife, an advocate for disabled persons, to undo the hideous legally sanctioned desecration of the most intimate bond imaginable between two human beings.



  • Published Oct 1, 2020 9:50 AM GMT