Dems Panic That Amy Coney Barrett Hearings Could ‘Deter’ Women From Using Birth Control

Dems Panic That Amy Coney Barrett Hearings Could ‘Deter’ Women From Using Birth Control


Unable to muster enough concern among constituents with questions on abortion, same-sex marriage, and sexual assault, Democrats focused Wednesday grilling judge Amy Coney Barrett about her feelings on birth control and specifically the 1965 Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, where the Court found a “right to privacy” in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights for couples seeking to use birth control.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) laid into Barrett on the subject Wednesday afternoon, voicing concern that women who were watching Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearings could be “deterred” from using birth control over fears that Barrett might use her position on the Court to outlaw contraception.

“Barrett says she is able to express her opinion on Brown v Board of Education because she has made past comments about it, but Griswold she stays away from giving a legal position,” Fox News reported in their liveblog of the event. “Blumenthal, asking Barrett about her not giving an opinion on Griswold —

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