Amy Coney Barrett Says She Doesn’t Have an Abortion ‘Agenda,’ But Has Publicly Opposed Abortion For Years

During her Senate confirmation hearing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett claimed that she doesn’t have an anti-abortion “agenda,” even though she has publicly opposed abortion for years, notes The Atlantic:

She delivered a lecture to the Right to Life club at the University of Notre Dame, where she formerly taught constitutional law. While at the school, she joined an anti-abortion-rights faculty group. She added her name to a letter in the South Bend Tribune criticizing Roe’s “barbaric legacy.”

The Associated Press also reported on the newspaper ad that Barrett signed:

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett signed a 2006 newspaper ad sponsored by an anti-abortion group in which she said she opposed “abortion on demand” and defended “the right to life from fertilization to the end of natural life.”

Barrett was a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School when she and her husband, Jesse, along with other people affiliated with Notre Dame, signed the brief statement sponsored by Right to Life of St. Joseph County, Indiana. “We, the following citizens of Michiana, oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to the end of natural life,” the ad in the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune read. “Please continue to pray to end abortion.”

(Sources: C-SPAN via Twitter, The Atlantic, The Associated Press)

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