Amy Coney Barrett is a Grave Threat to Women’s Rights

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Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court is 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett, a member of the charismatic religious group People of Praise, which preaches women’s subordination to men and until recently called female advisers to other women “handmaids.” The group stopped using the word because of the rise in popularity of the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, but Atwood has said she was inspired to write the novel back in the 1980s because of the rise of groups like People of Praise.

Founded in South Bend Indiana in 1971, People of Praise believe that wives should submit to their husbands.

“This teaching, that the husband is spiritual head or pastor to his wife, is one of the most firmly held and foundational teachings in that community,” said former member Adrian Reimers in a

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