In a new Op-Ed for “Cosmopolitan” Chelsea Clinton titled “Amy Coney Barrett Does Not Deserve RBG’s Seat” the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton sounds off against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Chelsea says she remembered Ginsburg being nominated when she was a young teen and praises her feminism.
″I admired Justice Ginsburg so much” Chelsea writes “She was the rare adult who made our country live up to a child’s inherent sense of fairness. Justice Ginsburg served on the court for 27 years. She wrote 483 opinions, many of which were intent on making every American who felt excluded—women in particular—belong.″
Chelsea continues ″because of her work, not only as a Justice but also as a lawyer, you cannot be fired for being pregnant, or denied a credit card or a spot in a public university because of your sex, or rejected for a marriage license because of who you love,″ she added, hailing Ginsburg’s work for women’s legal equality.
Chelsea blasted Barrett’s potential addition to the Supreme Court as a ″disastrous consequences for the country” due to her abortion stance.
Chelsea argues ″although she doesn’t have a long judicial record, Amy Coney Barrett has voted in two abortion cases—both times in favor of abortion restrictions that would require parental notification and allow the state to ban the procedure on the basis of race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis.”
Chelsea evokes Ginsburg’s reported “dying wish” that her “successor will not be named until a new president is installed.”
“She knew better than anyone that wishes and hopes are not self-executing. They do not become reality without the fierce advocacy of committed people. To protect her legacy—and the better, fairer America she created with it—we must say with our voices and votes what she wrote so many times” Chelsea concludes, “encouraging readers to vote.”