Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Signed Anti-Abortion Ad

Her statement appears to be the most direct evidence of her personal views, ones she has vowed to set aside on the bench.

By Adam Liptak
Oct. 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, signed a statement in a 2006 newspaper advertisement opposing “abortion on demand.”

Judge Barrett was a law professor at Notre Dame at the time, and her name was among those of hundreds of residents of the region surrounding South Bend, Ind., known as Michiana. The statement appears to be her first direct public expression of her views on abortion, which are at the heart of much of the opposition to her nomination.