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Brooklyn diocese praises Trump pick Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Stephen Kokx

October 5, 2020

The official newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, The Tablet, is loudly singing the praises of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

On Wednesday, September 30th, The Tablet released an editorial lauding the Catholic mother of 7’s selection to the high court.

“The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has been received as an important success for the pro-life movement,” the article reads.

“Since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, abortion has been considered a constitutional right for pregnant women. Pro-lifers have worked and hoped for a majority of pro-life justices in the Supreme Court that could one day overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision.”

The essay also points out that, if appointed, Barrett would become the sixth Catholic member of the Supreme Court and that she may help reverse Roe v. Wade.

“Nominations of the best legal minds to the Supreme Court are a cause for celebration. The fact that Barrett is an extraordinary woman, a devoted Catholic, and a pro-life jurist should also be duly noted. This is an admirable woman who has raised seven children — one of them with special needs — while having an extraordinary career as a legal professor, scholar, and judge.”

Bishop Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio is the current head of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The diocese is a suffragen diocese of the Archdiocese of New York, which is led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dolan has praised, on multiple occasions, President Trump’s pro-life and pro-religious liberty initiatives during his time in office.

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