The newest SCOTUS justice is a nightmare!

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Amy Barrett is the new member in the Supreme Court. Amy was nominated by president Donald Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October 2020 and was pushed through by the Republican senate with less than 60 days before the election of a new president. “…the Senate just confirmed Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the 115th Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.” – whitehouse.gov

Amy Coney Barrett was a top student at Notre Dame Law School. Amy is the oldest of 7 children , being born on January 28 , 1972 , in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her name wasn’t always Amy Coney Barrett , her name originally was Amy Vivian Coney. She is a very conservative judge. “Justice Barrett is the first mother of school aged children to become a Supreme Court Justice. She is also only the fifth woman ever to serve…  As the mother of a child with special needs, she understands the issues and concerns confronting our nation’s most vulnerable people.” – whitehouse.gov

“Amy Coney Barrett poses a threat to the LGBTQ+ rights movement, including marriage equality and transgender rights. In fact, if confirmed, she would have the opportunity to rule against LGBTQ+ rights almost immediately. The day after Election Day, the Court will have oral arguments on a case arguing whether taxpayer-funded adoption agencies can turn away LGBTQ+ families” -nwlc.org. LGBTQ+ people are just as capable of loving a child and giving it a stable home as any other human being on the planet.  

Members of the LGBTQ+ community deserve the same rights as any straight couple. Taking the rights from a person just because they are transgender, bisexual and/or gay is not right. You can’t control who you love, it’s not a choice. The rights for members of this community weren’t always there, they all fought many years to earn the same rights as their straight friends and neighbors. They are still fighting for some. With Barrett being on the Supreme Court, the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community risk being taken from them. She mis-gendered transgender people, referring to transgender women as “physiological males,” while casting doubt on transgender rights. In my opinion she has no respect for the transgender community. Amy’s views on whether LGBTQ people should have the same constitutional rights as other Americans became a focus during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Before being appointed to the Supreme Court, Barrett voted for a law that would have mandated doctors to inform the parents of a minor seeking an abortion, with no exceptions. She also called for a state law that sought to ban abortions related to sex, race, disability or life-threatening health conditions to be reheard.  Amy Barrett is against abortion based on her religious beliefs.The judge has referred to abortion as “always immoral” and has a prominent anti-abortion rights judicial record”. Since joining the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Barrett ruled on two abortion cases considering three laws restricting abortion rights in Indiana.” – Newsweek.com. Barrett also joined dissenters in 2018 on two more Indiana laws involving abortion rights.”- Newsweek.com. In my opinion abortion is a woman’s right and her rights should not be put up for debate. What a woman chooses to do with her body should be a choice she , herself makes. Banning abortions can lead to having unsafe abortions.

Because of her religious beliefs and her ultra-right political leanings, I don’t think Barrett will be able to be impartial when it comes to LGBTQ+ and women’s health issues. She should never have been nominated or confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.