Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Says Abortion Is Essential to “Prune Excess Population”
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 arent ready for motherhood. Terminating their pregnancies is the wise choice. We shouldnt 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 wouldve 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, Ive 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 cant afford it.
Whether Obamas 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.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NAZI. Eugenics in high places.
She sure resembles a prune.
the full weekly column should be posted later today at...
I will be on vacation the next few weeks. Column resumes August 8.
I love it when the mask slips off and we can look pure horror squarely in the face.
“Column resumes August 8.”
Thanks for the warning John ;)
Why? We could just euthanize old people who’ve out lived their usefulness as jurists.
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.
Total agreement. We need to prune excess judges.
Same thought- interesting choice of words from an old prune-face!
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.
Securing the borders could adequately PRUNE EXCESS POPULATION, you blithering socialist idiots.
Enjoy your vacation!
Prune?...PRUNE???? What is getting pruned? Who does the pruning? May I be the PRUNER please?...cripes....
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy your vacation.
I will NOT enjoy missing your posts!
Thanks again for the fun.
If these people don’t watch out they’ll “control” the number of idiots who vote for them.
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.
So the utter contempt of the left for “we the proletarians” is just now getting out?
Going on vacation? Good. For a few weeks Free Republic will be free of satire that looks like news.
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
My thoughts exactly. She’s a Margaret Sanger follower.
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.
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!
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.
One for bookmark consideration.
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.
Same evil, different century.
Ginsburg said. Requiring under-age girls to get parental permission, for example, is a step in precisely the wrong direction. These girls arent ready for motherhood. Terminating their pregnancies is the wise choice. We shouldnt 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!
I merely elaborated on her words. The thinking is essentially correct. People should be concerned.
"Pruning the excess population" may be the authors precise wording, but the Judge made essential the same premise in her original statement.
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.
Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it!
WND has a report on the Ginsburg shocker:
Have a great vacation!
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.
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:
All I can say is “Your end is coming Ruthie. Stay warm.”
And let us never forget about the five ‘justices’ who ruled on KELO:
Thank you for the kind words. But I need to check creds more before pinging. FRegards ....
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!”
US Supreme Court has became a joke of late.
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!!!!
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