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Judge Barrett describes ‘difficult’ decision to accept SCOTUS nomination: ‘We knew that our lives would be combed over for any negative detail’

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When asked by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham about her experience since being nominated by President Donald Trump for the Supreme Court vacancy, Judge Amy Coney Barrett responded that while it was a difficult decision, it would be difficult for anyone, but that her passion for the law ultimately motivated her to go through with the intense process.

Judge Barrett has been attacked in the media for her devotion to Catholicism and her large and diverse family. At Tuesday’s hearing, she said she expected and prepared for that backlash.

“Well, Senator, I’ve tried to be on a media blackout for the sake of my mental health, but, you know, you can’t keep yourself walled off from everything and I’m aware of a lot of the caricatures that are floating around,” Judge Barrett said.

She added, “So, I think what I would like to say in response to that question is that look, I’ve made distinct choices, I’ve decided to pursue a career and have a large family. I have a multiracial family, our faith is important to us, all of those things are true, but they are my choices and in my personal interactions with people, I mean I have a life brimming with people who have made different choices and I’ve never tried in my personal life to impose my choices on them and the same is true professionally.”

Judge Barrett also explained how her family thought carefully about the decision to accept Trump’s nomination, saying that her commitment to the country and her family’s support outweighed the difficulty.

“I mean, I apply the law and Senator, I think I should say why I’m sitting in this seat in response to that question too, why I’ve agreed to be here because I don’t think it’s any secret to any of you or to the American people that this is a really difficult, some might say excruciating process and Jesse and I had a very brief amount of time to make a decision with momentous consequences for our family.”

“We knew that our lives would be combed over for any negative detail, we knew that our faith would be caricatured, we knew that our family would be attacked, and, so we had to decide whether those difficulties would be worth it because what sane person would go through that if there wasn’t a benefit on the other side. And the benefit I think is that I’m committed to the rule of law and the role of the Supreme Court in dispensing equal justice for all. And I’m not the only person who could do this job, but I was asked and it would be difficult for anyone, so why should I say someone else should do the difficulty if the difficulty is the only reason to say no? I should serve my country and my family’s all in on that because they share my belief and the rule of law.”

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American Girl publishes ‘guide’ for girls aged 3-12 on how to transition gender

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Parents are furious over a popular doll brand is offering advice to girls as young as three on how to transition their gender. Though a published magazine, American Girl not only advocated for medicines available to “delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender” but supported the notion of making such decisions without parental consent.

“If you don’t have an adult you trust, there are organizations across the country that can help you” the magazine, titled “A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image” writes. It offers readers to “turn to the Resources on page 95 for more information.”

The publication then details what discussions with a doctor could entail: “If you have’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity.”

“If you’ve already gone through puberty, a doctor can still help” it continues. “Studies show that transgender and nonbinary kids who get help from doctors have much better mental health than those who don’t.”

Normalizing body dysmorphia, the book reads “Parts of your body might make you feel uncomfortable, and you might wan to change the way you look. That’s totally OK!”

The Daily Mail notes “earlier this year, its parent company Mattel, recently put a transgender Barbie doll on the market. Before that, American Girl, which sells more than 30 million dolls a year, shilled an Asian doll when anti-Asian hate crimes were skyrocketing across the US.”

 

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