A Defense of Amy Coney Barrett

The left dislikes her because she embodies 'big-time motherhood and big-time religion'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2020 11:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is running into all kinds of criticism from the left over concerns on how she'll rule on everything from Roe v. Wade to same-sex marriage. At the conservative Federalist comes a defense from Executive Editor Joy Pullmann. "Half of her resume consists of behavior the leftists who control feminism constantly attack as anti-woman: big-time motherhood and big-time religion," writes Pullmann. Barrett has seven children, two of whom are adopted, and her life—both the personal and professional aspects of it—disproves the "left's lies" about women, she writes.

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"Barrett has done exactly what the left's anti-woman feminist narrative says is impossible— obtaining a high-octane education while maintaining religious devotion, marrying in her 20s and choosing both a big family and a big career," writes Pullmann. Her essay uses Barrett's example to deliver a point-by-point rebuttal to various ideas she views as leftist myths: abortion is necessary for success, conservatives are anti-sex, women must put career over family, etc. Barrett, in short, is a "happy woman," writes Pullmann. "She has 'it' all today, but even if she lost 'it,' because of her faith she'd still be happy. And a happy woman is the left's worst enemy." Read the full op-ed. (The nomination is drawing attention to Barrett's Catholic group People of Praise, in which critics see parallels to The Handmaid's Tale.)

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