Barrett Stays Neutral On Roe v Wade As Abortion Highlights Supreme Court Hearings

The Washington Examiner
From the first Democratic question posed to Amy Coney Barrett at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing, abortion played a central role in opposition to the judge’s likely ascendance to the court.Sen. Dianne Feinstein, as soon as her questioning time began on Tuesday, asked Barrett if she agreed with her mentor Justice Antonin Scalia that Roe v. Wade, the landmark case legalizing abortion nationwide, was “wrongly decided.” Barrett responded that she could not answer the question because of her position on a federal court but promised to “follow the law” as far as abortion litigation was concerned. Throughout the rest of the two days of questioning, other Democratic senators attempted to pin her down on the question with similar, fruitless results.