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Sadly, Judge Barrett's Motherhood Under Siege

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on Oct. 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)

By Thursday, 15 October 2020 10:48 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has angered the Left.

They've desperately tried to destroy her, but they've never laid a glove on her.

Pundits and activists reviewed her scholarship, which is impressive by any measure, and found nothing to use against the Supreme Court nominee.

Similarly, they scoured her legal opinions, but found nothing that would disqualify her.

So, what's left? Sadly, her personal life.

They really wanted to find some dirt on Barrett, but came up empty.

Unlike some of the senators who grilled her, she's clean.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, showed what she's made of when she asked her if she had ever been a sexual predator. That line of questioning accomplished nothing, except to discredit Sen. Hirono.

Coming off a tale of vicious lies told about Brett Kavanaugh, some on the Left resorted to condemning Barrett for being a model mother.

If this sounds crazy, read the screed by Lyz Lenz in Glamour. In the matter of a few pages, she refers to "mother" or "motherhood" 55 times, almost always in the kind of snide way we've come to expect from those who see mothers as "breeders" (often out of envy).

This is especially true of white mothers who embody the best attributes of motherhood.

Referring to Barrett's status as a mother of seven children, Lenz contends that those who support her have "boiled her down to a single identity and everything she does or will do flows from that."

Wrong.

Her supporters know she has multiple identities and multiple gifts.

It's Barrett's foes, like Ms. Lenz, who treat her as a "bare foot in the kitchen" type of woman.

Lenz is a single mother, an LGBTQ proponent and a former evangelical.

That pretty much says it all. It surely explains why she sees in Barrett someone who "remind[s] the public that a woman's worth is primarily a measure of her reproductive capabilities."

No one thinks that way except those who are livid over the sight of a anti-abortion mother, with impeccable scholarly and characterological credentials, poised to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Like many young white women these days, Lenz is riddled with guilt.

When they are not confessing their sin of whiteness in a racial sensitivity program, or engaging in street violence at a "peaceful" demonstration, they are lashing out at well-adjusted white women.

For example, she takes a stab at Kellyanne Conway — out of the blue — simply because she is another pro-Trump, anti-abortion mother.

Oh yes, she is also white. Strike three.

Like other alienated women who despise Barrett, Lenz is furious that the Trump nominee is supposedly benefiting from the trail blazed by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

They need to get over it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a distinguished jurist. So is Barrett. It's childlike to think that whoever succeeds Ginsburg should be her clone. Moreover, Barrett owes more to Antonin Scalia, whose jurisprudential philosophy she shares, than Ginsburg.

What is really strange about this hit piece on Barrett is that it appears in Glamour.

Not too long ago, this magazine entertained normal women waiting to get their hair done.

Now it entertains women who hate white mothers. There is nothing normal about that.

Dr. William Donohue is the president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The publisher of the Catholic League journal, Catalyst, Donohue is a former Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation and served for two decades on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars. He is the author of eight books, and the winner of several teaching awards and many awards from the Catholic community. Read Bill Donohue's Reports — More Here.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a distinguished jurist. So is Barrett. It's childlike to think that whoever succeeds Ginsburg should be her clone. Moreover, Barrett owes more to Antonin Scalia, whose jurisprudential philosophy she shares, than Ginsburg.
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