“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made,” proclaimed the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. With her fearless and ambitious spirit, Ginsburg climbed the ladder of success in a time when women were taboo in the workplace. Now, at her passing, another woman is set to succeed her–one very grateful for the way Ginsburg has paved for her, but one with drastically opposing views.
On September 26th, Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a justice on the Supreme Court. Why is this news so important to pro-lifers? While Ginsburg was a far-left liberal, Barrett is a conservative, and has the potential, if confirmed, to swing the vote of the Supreme Court to the conservative side. This, in turn, could potentially lead to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
Pro-life leaders are ecstatic about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. The president of the Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said to LifeSite news that “President Trump has chosen an absolute all-star in Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as our nation’s newest Supreme Court Justice. Pro-life women in particular are excited about this nominee because they believe she will show America that a woman can be strong, brave, and educated and also have many children, be a wife and mother, and be extremely pro-life.”
By nominating Barrett, President Trump is the first president to give a conservative woman such an honor. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, exclaimed how historic this is. She says, “President Donald Trump has, for the first time in our nation’s history, given conservative women a voice on the nation’s highest court. Amy Coney Barrett is a constitutionalist, a top-notch legal scholar, and simply the best choice for this seat.”
Amy Coney Barrett is the mother of seven, including a child with Down Syndrome and two adopted children. She is also a devout Catholic, and taught at Notre Dame Law School for 15 years, and is still teaching there part time. A proud American woman, Barrett proclaimed in her acceptance speech, “I love the United States and I love the United States’ Constitution.” We can be sure Barrett will do her best to uphold the standards of American democracy and will uphold the Constitution as the law of the land.
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination has been a great encouragement for the pro-life movement, and we all must pray for her to be confirmed. She represents the belief that pro-life, pro-family women can succeed, and that children don’t keep women from success, they allow them to fulfill their dreams, in different ways for every woman. This strong, conservative, pro-life woman is a model for women of this generation, and generations to come!