Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons claimed that Amy Coney Barrett joining the SCOTUS could mean contraceptives being outlawed.
Coons claims Griswold v Connecticut (birth control), Roe v. Wade (abortion), and Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage) may be in danger of being overruled if Barrett is confirmed.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) October 12, 2020
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons: “And it’s not just the ACA at risk. Judge, I’m — I’m deeply concerned about ways in which your approach to something that may sound abstract to folks watching stare decisis or precedent, that means your approach to reviewing and reconsidering and possibly overturning long-settled cases may overturn some of the very principles for which Justice Ginsburg fought for her entire adult life. Principles that protect settled fundamental rights for all Americans. What might this mean? Cases like Griswold versus Connecticut that established married couples have a right to obtain and use contraception in the privacy of your own home, maybe in danger of being struck down. It means cases like Roe versus Wade, which protects a woman’s right to make her own critical healthcare decisions may be on the line. And it means Obergefell v. Hodges which made marriage equality the law of this land could be overruled.”
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