Pro-life Victory: Judge Amy Barrett Confirmed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2017
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 202-223-8073

Barrett Confirmed After Enduring Outrageous Attacks on Her Faith

Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the confirmation of Judge Amy Barrett to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit:

“Judge Amy Barrett’s confirmation is a victory for the pro-life movement as well as for the fundamental freedom of all Americans to live out their faith in the public square,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “In spite of her exemplary qualifications, Judge Barrett was subject to outrageous personal attacks for her Catholic faith from pro-abortion Senators during her confirmation hearing. Those attacks have no place in America, let alone Congress, in the 21st century. Moreover, voters will not forget the attempted obstruction when they go to the polls next year.

“We thank President Trump for keeping his promise to nominate judges who will respect the Constitution and not impose a pro-abortion agenda from the bench. We also thank Leader McConnell and Senator Grassley for their commitment to getting these excellent judges confirmed and for their continuing work to end the partisan gridlock that is still holding up many other nominees.”

The Senate is expected to vote on three additional U.S. Circuit Court nominees this week: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, and University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Stephanos Bibas.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 600,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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