In what should be no surprise to anyone, an abortionist who makes money aborting unborn babies opposes the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Abortionist Jenn ContiÂ wrote a column published at NewsweekÂ on Friday, dismissing Barrett’s â€œwholesome, motherly and quietly productiveâ€� character because she is pro-life.
â€œBarrett’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court is an assault on reproductive freedom, economic freedom and a society that values gender equality,â€� Conti wrote.
An advocate for late-term abortions, Conti tried to attract sympathy from her readers by bringing up a patient who chose to abort her 20-week unborn son.
â€œ[She] found out that her baby was missing both his kidneys and would either not live to take his first breath or would survive until birth but then struggle to breathe before dying in his mother’s arms,â€� Conti wrote. â€œThe latter optionâ€� â€“ allowing her son to die naturally with palliative care rather than be killed in an abortion â€“ â€œwas too cruel for her to imagine,â€� Conti continued.
Because the woman’s insurance did not cover elective abortions, she said the woman charged the $30,000 abortion bill on various credit cards.
However, Conti made it clear that she does not just support abortions in these â€œextremeâ€� cases. Without mentioning any limits or qualifications, she argued that abortions are â€œessentialâ€� to women’s health â€“ and Barrett â€œis poised to bury reproductive rights and, more broadly, women’s health as we know it.â€�
In Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week, she refused to say how she views Roe v. Wade. Yet the judge’s stance on abortion is hardly a mystery. In 2006, she signed a “right to life” newspaper ad that called for putting “and end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade.” She was also a member of Notre Dame’s “Faculty for Life” group, and her name is on a 2015 letter to Roman Catholic bishops noting the “value of human life from conception to natural death.”
She then implied that all OB-GYNs support abortion. Separate from the article,Â she also recently claimed babies do not feel pain until the third trimesterÂ â€“ something anyone who works in a neo-natal intensive care unit knows is not true.
â€œAsk any OB-GYN right now, and they’ll tell you: We’re already doomed in this regard,â€� Conti wrote at Newsweek. â€œRoe is on its way out, abortion law will return to the states, and many of them will ban it outright.â€�
Actually, many OB-GYNS oppose abortions because they know unborn babies are valuable human beings who deserve to be treated like a second patient. According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, approximately 85 percent of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists do not do elective abortions.
She is right about one thing, though. Even if Barrett and the other Supreme Court justices endÂ Roe v. Wade, abortion will not immediately become illegal again. Instead, the power to protect unborn babies or keep abortions legal will return to the states.
Barrett isÂ President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an idol of abortion activists who died in September. If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett would solidify a strong 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.
Pro-life leaders hopeÂ and abortion activists fear that Barrett will help to restore basic human rights for unborn babies and allow states to begin protecting them again.
Though her judicial rulings on abortion are few,Â she did rule in support of two Indiana pro-life lawsÂ during her time on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.Â Additionally, she has made several statements about the value of babies in the womb.Â According to Law and Crime, Barrett signed a public letter in 2015 that emphasized â€œthe value of human life from conception to natural death.â€� She also said she believes that life begins at conception.
Her hearing before the Senate Judiciary CommitteeÂ concluded Thursday with a vote to move forward with her confirmation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they have enough votes to confirm her.