For more than 45 years, the Supreme Court has recognized our fundamental constitutional right to decide to have an abortion. But that fundamental right is on the line with Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg. Barrett has made her position against abortion crystal clear: she opposes abortion and wants Roe v. Wade overturned.
But, she would not need to overrule Roe v. Wade to destroy the constitutional right to abortion—as a Supreme Court justice she could claim to uphold Roe while completely eviscerating it. Barrett will either overturn Roe or completely gut it if confirmed to the Court. Any claim that she would not overrule Roe or that it isn’t clear what she would do is pure gaslighting.