The conversation surrounding abortion is gearing up again. The hot button topic is heating up after the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was an advocate for women’s rights. Now, her seat is vacant and many pro-choice supporters were hoping for a replacement after the election. However, Trump made it clear that waiting wasn’t an option. Days after RBG’s death, rumors began to swirl that United States Circuit Judge Amy Coner Barrett would be her successor.
Now, Trump has confirmed those rumors to be true. Judge Amy Coner Barrett, a pro-life supporter, has been nominated to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So, here’s what reports are saying about Barrett. She is a married mother of 7 children, 2 were adopted from Haiti. According to the Washington Post, Amy is quoted as stating the following on abortion, “I don’t think abortion or the right to abortion would change. I think some of the restrictions would change ... The question is how much freedom the court is willing to let states have in regulating abortion.” — 2016 remarks on how a conservative Supreme Court could alter current law on abortion, saying it wasn’t likely to try and overturn Roe v. Wade. She said the questions the high court would be willing to address would be states’ restrictions on abortions, including how abortion clinics operate.”
As more details become available regarding Judge Amy Coner Barrett’s track record, critics and supporters of Amy didn’t waste any time heading to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Former White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, “ Thanks to President @realDonaldTrumo strong women like Judge Amy Coner Barrett are shattering the glass ceiling - not Hillary Clinton - and liberals are completely losing their minds!"
Walter Shaub tweeted, "Amy Coner Barrett's qualifications are irrelevant. Her willingness to accept the nomination under these circumstances reveal a disqualifying lack of character."
Ryan Fournier tweeted, "Imagine being upset over the fact that Amy Coner Barrett is
a loving mother of 7
a proud American
That's the left for you."
Lexi Alexander tweeted, "Can you imagine what hell would break loose if a male Muslim judge, who has the same beliefs about women as Amy Coner Barrett, were nominated for the Supreme Court?"