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'Goodbye Civil Rights: Amy Coney Barrett's America Is A Terrifying Place; How Bad Will It Be' [View all]

'Goodbye civil rights: Amy Coney Barrett's America is a terrifying place.' By Arwa Mahdawi, The Guardian, Oct. 17, 2020. With her confirmation all but inevitable, how bad will Barrett be? Itís hard to say for sure Ė but it doesnít look good.




So thatís that then. The confirmation hearings are over and it is almost inevitable that Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed as a supreme court justice before the November election. Barrett will shift the supreme court from a 5-4 conservative majority to a 6-3 super-majority, a move that could fundamentally reshape America. Goodbye civil rights, hello Gilead.

Youíve got to hand it to the Republicans really; they get things done. They donít care about being called hypocrites. They donít care about ignoring Ruth Bader Ginsburgís dying wish that she not be replaced until after the election. They donít care about common decency. They donít care about democracy. They just care about power Ė and they will do whatever it takes to get it.

So just how bad will Barrett be? Could her confirmation mean the end of Roe v Wade and the federal right to an abortion in America? Is marriage equality in danger? Is it possible she could criminalize birth control? Is America on its way to becoming a Divine Republic? Are we going to look at The Handmaidís Tale and realize it was a documentary?

Itís hard to say for sure. Barrett said little of substance during the hearings, repeating over and over again that she would follow the law not her personal convictions. Which, itís worth reiterating, are religious and regressive. People of Praise, the Christian community where Barrett previously served as a ďhandmaidĒ (the not-at-all creepy term they used for female leaders), for example, is anti-abortion and expels members for gay sex.

..As the Christian Science Monitor recently noted: ďIf Judge Barrett is confirmed, it would represent a culmination of decades long efforts by the conservative Christian legal movement to move from the periphery of the legal world into the mainstream.Ē...

More, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/17/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-america

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