Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan says a lot is at stake with the current U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. She says while the high court feels like a distance institution, the impacts of its decisions are felt intimately:
“In our healthcare, in our workplaces, in our marriages and so much more.”
Flannagan says for nearly 50-years Roe v. Wade has protected the right for people to make their own decisions when it comes to their reproductive health:
“There is a lot of fear in this moment and we will likely have a very different supreme court until my seven-year-old’s little girl is an adult.”
President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court and would like her confirmed before the November election, while the vast majority of Democrats feel the seat should be filled by the winner of the November election.