To the Left, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn — she’s not supposed to exist. A woman isn’t supposed to achieve her dreams of professional success without aborting children — let alone with seven children. A person of faith isn’t supposed to possess the intellectual legal prowess to graduate summa cum laude from a prestigious law school, become a judge on a federal appellate court, or be nominated to the nation’s highest court.
But to us, Judge Barrett is the future. All four of us are professional women, working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of law, policy, and politics. All four of us are women of deep faith. Two of us have daughters. One of us is a fellow Hoosier. And we all see our futures and our daughters’ futures in Judge Barrett.
Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it well in his opening comments last week: “This is about you – all the young, conservative women out there. This hearing to me is about a place for you. I hope when this hearing is over, there will be a place for you at the table, a spot for you at the Supreme Court.”
To be sure, none of us is claiming that we could one day achieve a nomination to the Supreme Court, or that we are “generationally brilliant,” as Judge Barrett was described by her Notre Dame colleague and as her confirmation hearings have already shown. But make no mistake, Judge Barrett’s nomination (and, we trust, confirmation) marks a sea change for women — and for America.
For starters, abortion is no longer a “women’s rights” issue — not that it ever was. Insisting that women had to snuff out the life within them in order to be successful —and labeling those who didn’t believe that as “anti-woman” — was always a bill of goods.
Unlike Ranking Member Feinstein (D-CA), who called abortion a woman’s “fundamental right” and seemed to refer to pregnancy as “a problem that all women see one way or another in their life,” we consider our ability to bear life a fundamental privilege and view pregnancy as a miracle reserved for women.
As a mother of seven and a devout Catholic, Judge Barrett has a personal life that indicates she not only agrees with us in theory – but in practice as well.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sonja Swiatkiewicz, Amanda Banks, Meridian Baldacci, Autumn Leva