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Ginsburg Says Roe Gave Abortion Opponents Target
ap ^ | May 12, 2013 | JASON KEYSER

Posted on 05/11/2013 7:08:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin

One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of Roe v. Wade in reflecting on the landmark vote 40 years after it established a nationwide right to abortion.

Instead, Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School that while she supports a woman's right to choose, she feels the ruling by her predecessors on the court was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. Ever since, she said, the momentum has been on the other side, with anger over Roe fueling a state-by-state campaign that has placed more restrictions on abortion.

"That was my concern, that the court had given opponents of access to abortion a target to aim at relentlessly," she told a crowd of students. "... My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum that was on the side of change."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abortion; kritocracy; krytocracy; liberalagenda; moralabsolutes; roevwade; ruthbaderginsburg; scotus
The ruling is also a disappointment to a degree, Ginsburg said, because it was not argued in weighty terms of advancing women's rights.

And there, her own words recorded in print, is why this person should NOT be on the Supreme Court

1 posted on 05/11/2013 7:08:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

An 80 year old witch speaks on the killing of cute little newborns.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 7:13:10 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: BenLurkin

A little conflicted there about the glorious 1973 abortion ruling aren’t we lil Ruth Buzzie? You putrid leftists won and 50 million aborted babies lost. Its what you wanted little gremlin so rejoice without reservation—unless the innocent bloody screams come haunting in the night shadows.


3 posted on 05/11/2013 7:15:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: BenLurkin

i am happy when the liberals piss and moan about their plight.they can’t even be happy when they win. they are implacable, which is why you have to fight them forever. they don’t get their “solutions” won’t work because they’re starting out with flawed beliefs from a fundamentally messed up worldview, nothing they ever propose will work, they will always be implacable because nothing they try will ever work.

it’s why their views can’t be allowed to be the dominant views driving society. progress means reclaiming society from liberals.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 7:15:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Supreme Court CREATED LAW when it passed Roe v. Wade, which it cannot do.

Congress did not exercise it oversight power on the Court, and ceded it the power to make law in this instance.

The Supreme Court could have struck down a law or upheld it, but it could not change it, nor create a new law with the notion of trimesters,etc.

60 million babies have paid the price for that error.


5 posted on 05/11/2013 7:17:01 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: BenLurkin

A Supreme isn’t supposed to be advancing any particular agenda. A Supreme is only supposed to verify that a law is or isn’t constitutional.

Any Supreme that seeks to do more than this is seeking to govern. And, therefore, needs to be removed from the bench. Let them run for office if thats what they want to do.

Legislators advance agendas. Executives advance agendas. Judges are just the umpires. But too few of them seem to understand this.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 7:19:52 PM PDT by marron
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To: BenLurkin
Roe v. Wade allowed private murder and prohibited self-rule by the people in this country.

The court obviously didn't think the thing through all that well ~ bunch of drunks and perverts Fur Shur.

That's implicit in Ginsburg's argument BTW. She knows it was willful, arbitrary and capricious and DOOMED. Eventually we get rid of it.

7 posted on 05/11/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BenLurkin

So if I understand Ginsberg, a better path to abortion on demand would have been incrementalism rather than the sweeping change that occurred in Roe Vs Wade.

As if killing the unborn is something acceptable as long as it’s spoon fed to the public a little at time.

She’s completely out of it.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 7:38:28 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob
The Bolsheviks have done very well in destroying civilization though using incrementalism.
10 posted on 05/11/2013 7:39:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

A soulless animal in a black robe.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 7:41:09 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: BenLurkin
Instead, Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School that while she supports a woman's right to choose, she feels the ruling by her predecessors on the court was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. Ever since, she said, the momentum has been on the other side, with anger over Roe fueling a state-by-state campaign that has placed more restrictions on abortion.

Well, obviously this nitwit has not been following the Gosnell trial. Either this woman has an evil heart or she is stuck on stupid. Maybe a combination of both.

12 posted on 05/11/2013 7:43:30 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
evil heart
13 posted on 05/11/2013 7:45:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

An 80 year old maggot, whose main concern is winning, and least concern is 50 million plus dead humans.

I’d sure like first crack at this human waste’s headstone.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: BenLurkin

When did Ginsburg wake up?


15 posted on 05/11/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A roomful of adoring women — made her feel positively girlish.


16 posted on 05/11/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marron
Judges are just the umpires. But too few of them seem to understand this.

Here's what Justice Charles Evans Hughes proclaimed:

"The law is what we say it is."

And that's what we're stuck with.

17 posted on 05/11/2013 7:54:16 PM PDT by imardmd1
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18 posted on 05/11/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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She knows it’s a weakly argued opinion and an Achilles heel for her pro-abort pals. She’s looking at the trend and is justifiably worried. I hope she lives long enough to have defeat rubbed in her face.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 7:56:31 PM PDT by Yardstick
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“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”

“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”


20 posted on 05/11/2013 7:56:35 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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“The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”

— Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe vs. Wade, 1973


21 posted on 05/11/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Yardstick

Indeed. Basing a life and death ruling on “penumbras and emanations” was nothing short of shameful


22 posted on 05/11/2013 7:58:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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"If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”"

So was Blackmun laying the foundation for Roe v.Wade's eventual overturn?

It's pretty easy to realize in 2013, as it was in 1973 that a "fetus" is a person.

Even 40 years ago they would try to save premature newborns.

Not something usually done to "clumps of tissue" or a diseased appendix.

23 posted on 05/11/2013 8:05:50 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: BenLurkin

The ruling is also a disappointment to a degree, Ginsburg said, because it was not argued in weighty terms of advancing women’s rights.

And there, her own words recorded in print, is why this person should NOT be on the Supreme Court
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On the other hand it also means that she’s not going to support the advancement of the homosexual agenda by judicial review


24 posted on 05/11/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by ckilmer
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It’s self-evident that a child is a human person.

The only thing we lack are officers of government who will simply fulfill their primary duty, which is to protect them.

Roe is moot.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 8:09:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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Yes, when I took a minute to read the actual opinion I couldn’t believe what a pathetic joke it is. They’re going to make their stand on this lame decision? I look forward to the day when we can stomp the liberals’ faces in it. I’m sure Ginsberg isn’t the only liberal who knows how fragile their position is. We’re going to win the abortion issue — it’s just a matter of time.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 8:12:59 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: BenLurkin

She’s a little muppet like Dr Kermit except he is still relevant until his verdict.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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Is she checking her Heaven ticket?
I Imagine it’s one way Down!


28 posted on 05/11/2013 8:25:36 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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29 posted on 05/11/2013 8:28:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BenLurkin

Those who bleat about “a woman’s right” are trying to chase the horse after it has already left the barn.

If women really had rights, they’d get to keep the barn door closed.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 8:29:35 PM PDT by thecodont
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All those who voted to overturn hundreds of years of law, tradition and human decency and say they found Roe V Wade in the constitution deserve nothing less than the death penalty performed by an evil Dr. tearing them into pieces.

I don’t know if their souls can even be saved at this point. I suspect they have been given over to depravity.

In addition to their depravity, they are provably liars as there is no way they can find the right to abortion in the Constitution. Knowing that, they just made it up out of penumbras.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 8:40:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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On the other hand it also means that she’s not going to support the advancement of the homosexual agenda by judicial review

That presumes that she is not going to be a hypocrite.

Intellectual consistency is not something that judicial activist liberals have ever considered to be any sort of limitation on their power to legislate from the bench.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: BenLurkin

Roe v Wade is the most illogical, irrational, illegal, and immoral opinion I ever read. Far worse than Dred Scott.

Blackmun was possessed by Old Scratch.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 9:58:29 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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34 posted on 05/13/2013 11:26:17 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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One cannot wonder why there is a hell. The only wonder is that The LORD is willing to forgive even the most wicked of people by His sheer grace through Jesus Christ our LORD.
35 posted on 05/13/2013 1:43:18 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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