10.09.2020

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Take Action to Oppose the Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett 

Judge Barrett has an extreme anti-reproductive rights record. Tell your Senators to vote NO--and help save Roe v. Wade.

 
VIDEO: We know Judge Amy Coney Barrett is ready to undermine our fundamental rights - from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo.

For only the second time since our founding in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is opposing the confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

The Center’s opposition to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as an Associate Justice is based on an extensive review of her judicial opinions, academic articles, speeches, and public statements opposing reproductive rights. Her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee only intensified our earlier concerns that Judge Barrett “stands all too ready, if not eager, to undermine women’s basic liberty rights.”

Judge Barrett’s approach to constitutional interpretation, opinions as a federal appellate judge, and vitriolic public advocacy disparaging contraception, opposing abortion, and defending “the right to life from fertilization” lay bare a deep disagreement with the established constitutional protections for reproductive rights. Indeed, Judge Barrett has the most extreme record in opposition to reproductive rights as any Supreme Court nominee since the rejected nomination of Judge Robert Bork over 30 years ago.

The stakes of this nomination could not be higher. Since the election of President Trump, states have accelerated their decades-long campaign to end abortion services and there are dozens of cases heading toward the Supreme Court. Some are test cases to overturn Roe v. Wade or to render its protections meaningless. The Supreme Court’s vital role in protecting and upholding civil rights and liberties – including reproductive rights – cannot be compromised by a nominee fundamentally hostile to our constitutional rights.

Read more about Amy Coney Barrett’s anti-reproductive rights record—and take action to oppose her confirmation and to save Roe v. Wade: 

TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Contact your Senators and urge them to vote NO on Judge Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court:     

What you can do to oppose Judge Barrett’s confirmation. (printable pdf)

 

TAKE ACTION TO SAVE ROE:

Oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation to the Supreme Court.

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the American people lost a champion for gender equality and reproductive rights. President Trump's nominee to replace her, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has the most extreme anti-reproductive rights record of any Supreme Court nominee since the rejected nomination of Judge Robert Bork over 30 years ago. Reproductive rights should not be open for debate. The ability to make these highly personal decisions is central to a person's dignity and liberty and to gender equality.

Take action today to make your voice heard about why Judge Barrett's nomination must not proceed.

WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS NOMINATION AND HELP SAVE ROE?

Senators need to hear directly from their constituents about why abortion rights and this nomination matters to you.

  1. Tell your Senators to vote NO on Judge Barrett's confirmation and urge them to vocally stand up for reproductive rights and the ACA. Click here to send a message or call 202-224-3121.
  2. Share your story or viewpoint on why access to abortion is important to you by publishing op-eds, letters to the editor, and social media posts. Use hashtags #WeDissent, #OurCourt, & #BlockBarrett.

WHAT DO I SAY?

Here are some message points for emails, letters and conversations:

  • I urge the Senate to vote no on Judge Barrett's confirmation. Her judicial record and past statements show hostility to the right to abortion as well as to the Affordable Care Act.
  • I am among the overwhelming majority of Americans who do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned. This issue is important to me because ________________.
  • I want my Senators to stand up for reproductive rights. Overturning Roe would have real life impacts, especially for people already facing systemic barriers to care like Black and brown people, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, young people, those in rural areas, and anyone unable to travel out of state to seek access to abortion care.