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Amy C. Barrett Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, speaking in 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM

Anti-abortion groups attacked the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of then-Judge Sandra Day O’Connor because they suspected she was a threat to reproductive rights even though she said she was personally opposed to abortion. Years later, O’Connor was one of an unusual trio of high court justices who reaffirmed the core right to an abortion.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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