Amy Coney Barrett

My Child With Down Syndrome Isn't a Political Statement — Nor Is Amy Coney Barrett's

Amy Coney Barrett, Barrett Defends Her Pro-Life Beliefs

Amy Coney Barrett is a pro-life justice whose youngest child received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. It might be easy to conclude that Barrett continued her pregnancy in order to live up to her ideology. But it is both overly simplistic and unfair to other parents of children with Down syndrome to conflate Barrett’s legal positions with her family choices.

'Born This Way' Is Old Science: Judge Barrett and the Truth about Sexual Orientation

Senator Mazie Hirono, The truth about sexual orientation

During Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed outrage after Barrett used the term “sexual preference” instead of “sexual orientation.” Hirono argued that the phrase sexual preference "is an offensive and outdated term…used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice—it is not.” It seems, however, that Senator Hirono is the one who is actually behind the times on the whole sexual orientation vs. sexual preference issue.

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