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Patrick Leahy warns Amy Coney Barrett her confirmation will be harmful to women

Sen. Patrick Leahy told Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that the country is concerned her appointment to the high court would be harmful to women and minorities.



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In his opening statement during the start of the confirmation hearings for Barrett, the Vermont Democrat told Barrett that people are scared their rights will be overturned if she gets on the court.

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“They’re scared that the clock would be turned back to a time when women had no right to control their own bodies. And when it was acceptable to discriminate against women in the workplace,” Leahy said. “They’re scared that at a time when we’re facing the perilous impacts of climate change, bedrock environmental protections are going to be eviscerated. And they’re scared that your confirmation will result in the rolling back of voting rights, workers’ rights, and the rights of the LGBTQ

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Women in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ habits protest ahead of Barrett confirmation hearings

Demonstrators attired in “Handmaid’s Tale” garbs on Monday gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their opposition to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The striking red robes reference the clothing women are forced to wear in the fictional novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood in which an extremist Christian sect overthrows the U.S. government and strips women of nearly all their rights.

The outfit was similarly worn by demonstrators who protested during the confirmation hearings of Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughConservative group launches .3 million ad buy to boost Barrett SCOTUS nomination Cruz says he raised concerns with Trump over Gorsuch and Kavanaugh before nominations GOP vows quick confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick amid coronavirus turmoil MORE.

Those who oppose the nomination of Barrett fear that she will support the reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal nationwide.

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Women in Handmaid’s Tale habits protest ahead of Barrett confirmation hearings

Demonstrators attired in Handmaid’s Tale garbs on Monday gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their opposition to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.



a group of people wearing costumes: Women in Handmaid's Tale habits protest ahead of Barrett confirmation hearings


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Women in Handmaid’s Tale habits protest ahead of Barrett confirmation hearings

The striking red robes reference the clothing women are forced to wear in the fictional novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood in which an extremist Christian sect overthrows the U.S. government and strip women of nearly all their rights.

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The outfit was similarly worn by demonstrators who protested during the confirmation hearing of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Those who oppose the nomination of Barrett fear that she will support the reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Barrett has been critical of the ruling in the past. Many have also expressed concern that Judge Barrett will work to take down the Affordable

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