Right now, we are standing at an inflection point. As a nation, we are forced to reckon with what the next generation of Americans will experience, and whether they will be able to look to their elected leaders and the U.S. Supreme Court to protect their rights, or see decades of progress slowly peeled away.
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination represents that backward step. At a time when reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality and access to health care seem so precarious, Barrett’s nomination is a looming danger to far too many. Her nomination, as a virulently anti-choice judge, is also a personal danger to people like me.