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Supreme Court Justice Says Abortion Is Essential to “Prune Excess Population”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 July 2009 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/18/2009 7:31:39 AM PDT by John Semmens

In an interview with New York Times reporter Emily Bazelon, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the controversial Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, calling it “essential for ensuring that society can lawfully control population growth.”

Ginsburg said she was concerned that since the 1973 Court case was decided some states have taken measures aimed at limiting the scope of abortions. “This is a case, I think, where society must preserve its options,” Ginsburg said. “Requiring under-age girls to get parental permission, for example, is a step in precisely the wrong direction. These girls aren’t ready for motherhood. Terminating their pregnancies is the wise choice. We shouldn’t be impeding it.”

The Justice also castigated the congress’ passage of the so-called Hyde Amendment in 1980 forbidding federal funds from being used to perform abortions. “That affected a segment of the population that needed culling,” Ginsburg asserted. “Forcing the birth of these children breeds all manner of social ills driving up other costs that the government must incur to support these children and to arrest and incarcerate them as they grow up. ‘Nipping them in the bud,’ so to speak would’ve been the more efficient course of action.”

In related news, President Obama reiterated his complaint that he is being unfairly criticized by “anti-abortion extremists.” “They talk as if I have blood on my hands,” Obama said. “The truth is, I’ve never personally harmed a single unborn child. I am just a public servant carrying out the wishes of the voters on this difficult issue. My aim has been to balance competing objectives in the best interests of society as a whole. Right now, that society demands that abortion be legal and freely available even to those who can’t afford it.”

Whether Obama’s claim of that a lack of direct participation in the performing of any abortion absolves him of moral responsibility is dubious. Hitler never personally harmed a single Jew either.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; obama; satire; undesirables
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1 posted on 07/18/2009 7:31:40 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
And speaking of Excess Prunes...

Cheers!

2 posted on 07/18/2009 7:33:53 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: John Semmens

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NAZI. Eugenics in high places.


3 posted on 07/18/2009 7:34:14 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: John Semmens
With all undue respect, your leftist views of keeping criminals on the street and being soft on terrorists can adequately keep our population in-check. Commie scumbag.
4 posted on 07/18/2009 7:34:14 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (It's soft tyranny, folks. It's smiley-faced fascism.)
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To: John Semmens

She sure resembles a prune.

5 posted on 07/18/2009 7:35:12 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: 14erClimb; #1CTYankee; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; A message; abigailsmybaby; acapesket; afnamvet; ...

ping

the full weekly column should be posted later today at...

http://www.azconservative.org/

I will be on vacation the next few weeks. Column resumes August 8.


6 posted on 07/18/2009 7:36:03 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Paleo Conservative

I love it when the mask slips off and we can look pure horror squarely in the face.


7 posted on 07/18/2009 7:38:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: John Semmens

“Column resumes August 8.”

Thanks for the warning John ;)


8 posted on 07/18/2009 7:41:18 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Why? We could just euthanize old people who’ve out lived their usefulness as jurists.


9 posted on 07/18/2009 7:41:32 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: A. Morgan

You forgot one: Margaret Sanger.
Barry and Holdren, among others, are great admirers and followers of her.

The “prune excess population” via abortion will also include the so-called counciling alternatives to the elderly in ObamaCare which will offer discussions on assisted suicide, etc.


10 posted on 07/18/2009 7:42:50 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Total agreement. We need to prune excess judges.


11 posted on 07/18/2009 7:43:31 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: grey_whiskers

Same thought- interesting choice of words from an old prune-face!


12 posted on 07/18/2009 7:43:56 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Population growth = births minus deaths
We can easily solve the equation at the death side, not the birth side. A couple pogroms, one should remind Ms. Ginsburg, also controls the population.


13 posted on 07/18/2009 7:44:05 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Brilliant

Securing the borders could adequately PRUNE EXCESS POPULATION, you blithering socialist idiots.


14 posted on 07/18/2009 7:45:56 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: John Semmens

Enjoy your vacation!


15 posted on 07/18/2009 7:48:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I can do it, it can't be that hard!)
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To: John Semmens

Prune?...PRUNE???? What is getting pruned? Who does the pruning? May I be the PRUNER please?...cripes....


16 posted on 07/18/2009 7:49:09 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: John Semmens

I pray that she lives until a Conservative Republican is presdient (2012 at the latest) and then that God strikes her dead. The blood of these children cries out against her.

(Psalms 109:8)


17 posted on 07/18/2009 7:51:44 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John Semmens

We wont need euthanasia soon. When the Obamacare comes into effect, we simply wont give older people treatment. They will die.

Kill the babies, let the old folks die. Its a simple Socialist program that will work.

Next they figure a way to turn us into food and Soylent Green will become reality.


18 posted on 07/18/2009 7:52:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: A. Morgan

I thought Ginsberg was Jewish. Am I mistaken?

It seems to me that Hitler’s form of eugenics (Jews, homosexuals, mentally challenged) is horrific. Period. No “ands”, “Ifs” or “buts”. But to a liberal, the eugenics is only troublesome if they aren’t the ones to pick which trees get pruned.

Despicable.


19 posted on 07/18/2009 7:53:05 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: John Semmens

Enjoy your vacation.

I will NOT enjoy missing your posts!

Thanks again for the fun.


20 posted on 07/18/2009 7:55:05 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: John Semmens

If these people don’t watch out they’ll “control” the number of idiots who vote for them.


21 posted on 07/18/2009 7:55:34 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( I hate all politicians. Including republicans.)
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To: John Semmens
"‘Nipping them in the bud,’ so to speak would’ve been the more efficient course of action.”"

Nipping them in the bud? Nipping them? Holy h@ll. These people have something disconnected in their brains...almost like a sociopath. I'm serious.

22 posted on 07/18/2009 7:57:02 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: John Semmens

So the utter contempt of the left for “we the proletarians” is just now getting out?


23 posted on 07/18/2009 7:57:41 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: John Semmens

Going on vacation? Good. For a few weeks Free Republic will be free of satire that looks like news.


24 posted on 07/18/2009 7:59:08 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Sir Clancelot

The original progressives were not that progressive: they proposed eugenic remedies for the immigrants, women, blacks and mental defectives they blamed for low wages, promoted an illiberal vision of women’s economics interests, endorsed survival of the fittest doctrine (so long as the state chose the fittest), advocated imperial adventures, and embraced the scientifically managed corporation. A more complete portrait of the progressives recognizes this illiberal strain in progressive economic reform and its origins in anti-individualism, statism, social efficiency, and planning by scientific experts.

Thomas C. Leonard


25 posted on 07/18/2009 8:03:00 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: cranked

My thoughts exactly. She’s a Margaret Sanger follower.


26 posted on 07/18/2009 8:05:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: John Semmens
The words in this interview, if they are true, ring like the perverted view that liberals and Democrats have of Conservatives and republicans as elitists.

Utterly striking! I think she's erroneously exposed the true feelings of liberals have for the downtrodden massess of their 'voting army'. All the while, they secretly have plans to cull the rolls from the vermin that have assisted them in attaining their rightful power.

27 posted on 07/18/2009 8:05:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: John O

I agree! I watched comments on the CBS comment board wanting to send a teenager to jail for 158 years for killing CATS! Saying he wasn’t fit for society...

I feel the same way about women who destroy babies...

It’s amazing to me that liberals can go OH NO, OH NO, these are not babies...they’re fetus!


28 posted on 07/18/2009 8:08:49 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: John Semmens

I note “semi-news/semi-satire” in the heading as well as “satire” as a keyword. Sounds like a lot of readers missed this and got their panties in a wad for no reason.


29 posted on 07/18/2009 8:13:08 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: spectre; MeekOneGOP; Fred Nerks; TigersEye; floriduh voter; MHGinTN; snippy_about_it; ovrtaxt; ...

One for bookmark consideration.


30 posted on 07/18/2009 8:17:52 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

Dangit! [semi satire]. Sorry for pinging everyone. I’ll try to find a more serious Ginsberg quote beccause she DID say something shocking this week.


31 posted on 07/18/2009 8:19:46 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: John Semmens
“They talk as if I have blood on my hands,” Obama said. “The truth is, I’ve never personally harmed a single unborn child slave. I am just a public servant carrying out the wishes of the voters southern plantation owners on this difficult issue. My aim has been to balance competing objectives in the best interests of society as a whole. Right now, that society demands that abortion slave ownership be legal and freely available even to those who can’t afford it.”

Same evil, different century.

32 posted on 07/18/2009 8:21:44 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: John Semmens

Ginsburg said. “Requiring under-age girls to get parental permission, for example, is a step in precisely the wrong direction. These girls aren’t ready for motherhood. Terminating their pregnancies is the wise choice. We shouldn’t be impeding it.”

WHAT? Sorry, but I have RIGHTS as a parent to KNOW WTF is going on with MY child!!! F- the state’s “rights” to make that decision FOR me.

Torches and pitchforks! This B&^$% has NO RIGHT WHAT SO EVER to advocate MURDER!!!! How did this piece of filth even get INTO the courtroom let alone on the bench? The woman is no better than a NAZI!


33 posted on 07/18/2009 8:22:33 AM PDT by Danae (I AM JIM THOMPSON - Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I merely elaborated on her words. The thinking is essentially correct. People should be concerned.


34 posted on 07/18/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Yes...the satire got me, but my outrage still stands.

"Pruning the excess population" may be the authors precise wording, but the Judge made essential the same premise in her original statement.

35 posted on 07/18/2009 8:23:05 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

It’s hard to tell the difference between satire and truth anymore. Ginsberg did say this, however, she just used different wording. It was even worse, as I recall, because it was about getting rid of people we want less of.


36 posted on 07/18/2009 8:27:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl (I still think Obama is just plain creepy.)
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To: John Semmens

Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it!


37 posted on 07/18/2009 8:28:24 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

WND has a report on the Ginsburg shocker:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=103457


38 posted on 07/18/2009 8:29:36 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: John Semmens

Have a great vacation!


39 posted on 07/18/2009 8:30:52 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: KansasGirl

I also vaguely recall hearing that she made it clear that she believes that the S[sandwich]COTUS, you know — the baby killing law has the power to make law and shape culture.


40 posted on 07/18/2009 8:31:16 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

The FR search engine isn’t terribly efficient for this, but here’s a google link for the FR reports on Ginsburg’s shocking statement:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=Ruth+Ginsburg+freerepublic.com&as_epq=I+thought+Roe+was+to+rid+undesirables&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images


41 posted on 07/18/2009 8:35:51 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: John Semmens

All I can say is “Your end is coming Ruthie. Stay warm.”


42 posted on 07/18/2009 8:42:10 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; All

And let us never forget about the five ‘justices’ who ruled on KELO:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=Stevens+Kennedy+Ginsburg+Breyer+&as_epq=Kelo&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images


43 posted on 07/18/2009 8:43:32 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: John Semmens
"I’ve never personally harmed a single unborn child." I worked hard in the Illinois legislature to protect abortionists in South side Chicago who were euthanizing just born alive little boys and girls via induced labor abortion, but I never addressed slaughtering those unwanted unborn. Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barry Dunham, aka Barry Obama
44 posted on 07/18/2009 8:46:34 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: KansasGirl

Thank you for the kind words. But I need to check creds more before pinging. FRegards ....


45 posted on 07/18/2009 9:04:04 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: John Semmens

So this means that the poor shall be denied access to raising children? How many poor people have raised children only to bring forth to the world a child who would grow up to greatness. Has anyone forgot Jesus Christ? Joseph and Mary were pretty poor and Ginsburg would have been the first to yell, “Get that Mary over for an abortion! She can’t afford to have a kid!”


46 posted on 07/18/2009 9:38:36 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: John Semmens

US Supreme Court has became a joke of late.


47 posted on 07/18/2009 9:38:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: John Semmens
Hope you have a nice vaction...


48 posted on 07/18/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Bookmarked!


49 posted on 07/18/2009 12:17:59 PM PDT by syriacus (Palin the ANTI-OBAMA says, "Only dead fish go with the flow.")
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To: John Semmens

Hey why should she worry. She was confirmed by one of the highest number of senators in history. Only 3 senators said no? Wow! She must have had a hell of a confirmation hearing. I did not watch them...not too into politics then but she must have hit a serious home run!!!!


50 posted on 07/18/2009 12:23:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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