The Administration is refusing to work on relief for Americans facing hunger, record unemployment, and evictions so that it can push through Judge Barrett’s nomination in the middle of an election and a pandemic. The Senate must stop this sham nomination process and focus on the relief and care the country needs.
For more than 45 years, the Supreme Court has recognized the fundamental constitutional right to decide to have an abortion. But that fundamental right is on the line with the current Supreme Court vacancy. Justice Ginsburg’s replacement will determine whether the right to abortion is respected or destroyed.
President Trump has promised to nominate only Supreme Court justices who would get rid of the right to abortion. He has already delivered with two Justices who disregarded longstanding precedent and voted against abortion rights after joining the Court.1 If theSenate pushes forward with this illegitimate process and confirms Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Trump’s promise will come to pass.
The Court could overturn Roe v. Wade or eviscerate it completely without formally overruling it. Either way, the outcome would be devastating to individuals and families across the country.