Once again, for all of the misgivings many conservatives, particularly religious conservatives, have about President Trump, a Trump presidency has seen the appointment of jurists to the federal bench that are clearly in the best interests of religious conservatives.
As reported by The Christian Post, the latest is Amy Coney Barrett, a “Catholic Pentecostal” known to be very devout. Barrett, also a mother of seven, was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate – following contentious questioning by Democrats – to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
As you might expect, pro-lifers are beyond thrilled with Barrett’s arrival to the federal bench; abortion rights groups? Not so much.
“Judge Amy Barrett’s confirmation is a victory for the pro-life movement as well as for the fundamental freedom of all Americans to live out their faith in the public square,” declared Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List.
Continuing, Dannfelser said, “In spite of her exemplary qualifications, Judge Barrett was subject to outrageous personal attacks for her Catholic faith from pro-abortion Senators during her confirmation hearing. Those attacks have no place in America, let alone Congress, in the 21st century. Moreover, voters will not forget the attempted obstruction when they go to the polls next year.”
However, in her own statement, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue was, unsurprisingly, highly critical of Barrett’s ascent to the 7th Circuit, saying that her “confirmation advances Mitch McConnell’s, and the anti-choice GOP’s, desire to reshape the courts in Donald Trump’s image for decades to come. Barrett’s record speaks for itself: She is aligned with extreme, anti-choice organizations, and her writings make clear that she believes Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided.”
Speaking of “choice,” sounds like the right one was made, in this case.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large