"I'm asking you to make a sacrificial financial gift to [National Organisation for Marriage] right now so that we can immediately deploy a comprehensive pressure campaign aimed at holding Republican Senate votes to confirm president Trump's pick to the Supreme Court", Brown wrote, according to an email published by JMG.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. Our global editor Lindsey Hilsum reports from Washington.
"Mostly I'm looking for somebody that can interpret the constitution as written ... and she is very strong on that".
By a 7-2 vote, Supreme Court justices ruled that governments lacked the power to prohibit abortions.
The ruling came after a 25-year-old single woman, Norma McCorvey under the pseudonym "Jane Roe", challenged the criminal abortion laws in Texas that forbade abortion as unconstitutional except in cases where the mother's life was in danger.
The decision - on 22 January 1973 - remains one of the most controversial ever made by the Supreme Court.
President Trump has previously expressed support for restricting access to abortion, but his views have shifted over time. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma.
"There are Senate Republicans out there who know in their hearts that if you shut out the voice of the people during an election, you are closing the door on American democracy thereafter", Biden continued.
"I didn't think it was for me to discuss that with her, because it's something she is going to be ruling on", Mr Trump said.
He added: "Maybe they would do it in a different way".
"Maybe they'd give it back to the states".
Judge Barrett's views on precedent, however, appear to be closer to those of Justice Clarence Thomas, who has little regard for precedent and has urged overturning many long-established decisions.
After graduating from Notre Dame University Law School in IN, she clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Referring to Barrett's vehement disagreement with Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling in 2012 that upheld the ACA, Scalia downplayed Democrats' fears of Barrett's Supreme Court appointment would lead to the overturning of the ACA by noting that she made her comments critical of the law prior to becoming a federal appeals court judge.
'But seriously though, they're going after her Catholicism, ' Trump lamented.
She is a favourite of religious conservatives, a key Trump voter bloc.
Others pointed to Barrett's membership of the University of Notre Dame's "Faculty for Life" group - and that she had signed a 2015 letter to Catholic bishops affirming the "value of human life from conception to natural death".
Some progressives want Biden to threaten Republicans with scrapping the Senate filibuster altogether and expanding the Supreme Court with a slate of liberal appointees. "It's not a question that will be before the court in the case that's coming up and there's absolutely zero reason to believe that judge Barrett is somebody who does not have the views about the importance of health care".
Brown, who once compared himself to Jesus and has fought to reverse progress on LGBT+ rights, told followers that they must launch an "unprecedented effort to ensure that this justice confirmed without delay".
"They should see to it that the American public will vote on the Senate races on this election and that they vote Republicans out of office", he stated.
With only two of the 53 Republican senators voicing opposition to a confirmation vote before the November 3 election, Democrats appeared outnumbered - and without recourse to block the nomination.