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Pro-Abortion Alumni Group Pushing to Remove Barrett College ‘Hall of Fame’

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A Tennessee college alumni organization is set to engage in an act of incredible pettiness aimed at ‘punishing’ Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

According to Fox News, a group of alumni at Rhodes College in Tennessee have launched a petition to remove the justice from the school’s “Hall of Fame” over her decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June.

The group, the Rhodes College Alumni for Reproductive Rights, will send the petition to school President Jennifer Collins and Director of Community Standards Richard Adams, the outlet reported.

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The letter reportedly attests to the signatories’ “firm belief in the Rhodes Honor Code we all signed impels us to make this request.” It goes on to argue that Coney Barrett allegedly violated the code with her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearings and in her “judicial decision-making process.”

“In each of the categories above, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s adherence to an originalist interpretive methodology of constitutional textual analysis (as reflected in her scholarly legal articles) appears to be at odds with statements she made to the United States Senate,” the letter says, according to Fox News.

During her confirmation hearing, Coney Barrett said in response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) that she did not believe Roe was a super-precedent.

“To define cases that are so well-settled that no political actors and no people seriously push for their overruling. And I’m answering a lot of questions about Roe, which I think indicates that Roe doesn’t fall in that category,” Barrett testified.

The alumni letter ripped that response and accused the justice of providing a misleading answer.

“It was, at best, disingenuous of Justice Barrett to admit that she did not believe Roe to be a ‘super-precedent’ yet then suggest that did not mean the case ‘should’ be overruled, despite clearly adhering to a legal philosophy that would obviously lead her to rule against Roe,” the letter stated, Fox News reported.

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The group also accused Coney Barrett of posing a threat to fundamental rights in the country.

“And we believe that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is one of the biggest current threats to our fundamental rights, the stability of our nation, and our democracy. Moreover, as Rhodes alumni who pledged the same fealty to truth, loyalty, and service’ as she did, we find her actions to be a clear – and perhaps history’s most destructive to date – violation of the Honor Code we all hold dear,” said the letter.

“Simply being one of our most famous alumni is not a sufficient reason for the College to continue honoring someone thus who has very publicly breached the most fundamental Rhodes values,” the letter added. “Therefore, we respectfully request that Justice Barrett be removed from the Rhodes College Hall of Fame based on the above violations of the Rhodes Honor System.”

The justice and her family have previously been targeted by left-wing groups.

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In June, shortly before the Supreme Court revealed its formal ruling overturning Roe, a pro-abortion rights activist group Ruth Sent Us, named for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, targeted Coney Barrett’s kids just days after an assassination attempt was made on Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The group took to Twitter to advocate for protests outside the home, church, and children’s school of Justice Barrett.

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The group had been protesting outside the homes of all of the conservative Justices before choosing to take the protests further.

“If you’re in the DC metro area, join us. Our protests at Barrett’s home moved the needle to this coverage,” the group noted in a tweet.

“Falls Church is a People of Praise stronghold. She sends her seven kids to a People of Praise school where she sat on the Board of Directors for. She attends church DAILY,” the post said.

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