That’s the trajectory those on both sides of the abortion debate expect if Barrett joins the court.
“The point is she could rid of the right for millions without actually overturning Roe,” Leila Abolfazli, director of federal reproductive rights at the National Women’s Law Center, told me. “It’s like bit by bit narrowing the procedure until there is no procedure left.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the antiabortion group Susan B. Anthony List, put it this way: “Reinterpreting Roe, that is how I think about it.”
Barrett, who will sit again before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a third day of confirmation hearings, is expected to tilt the court further to the right, potentially giving it a five- or even six-vote majority on cases involving abortion restrictions passed by the states.
She has a lengthy public record that underscores her personal opposition to abortion. But through hours of hearings