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President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday defended signing and failing to initially disclose to the Senate Judiciary Committee two separate documents against Roe v. Wade which have invigorated fears among abortion supporters and criticism among Democrats.

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Barrett faced a line of questioning from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on the second day of confirmation hearings about why she didn’t disclose to the Senate her signing of a 2006 letter from the St. Joseph’s County Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization which advocates for the criminalization of in vitro fertilization (IVF), adjacent to an ad calling for an end to the “barbaric legacy” of Roe v. Wade. 

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