Toward the end of his term in office, American President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States. As a devout and practicing Roman Catholic, Judge Barrett was immediately denounced by the progressive and liberal factions of American civil and political society. The outcry was primarily related to the fact that, being a Roman Catholic, Judge Barrett would not uphold the existing laws related primarily to abortion rights and gay rights, specifically, the right to marriage by homosexual couples.
So, in the case of Judge Barrett, the demand was that she should defend society’s laws regardless of her personal religious and moral beliefs – in particular, the Catholic teaching that a human life exists from the moment of conception. The fallacy to that demand being that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.