Liberal Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Dies At 87

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She was nominated by President Clinton for her views on abortion. In 1999 she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Tern years after fighting cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from which she died of its complications.

Early Life

Ruth Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY. While attending college, she achieved high honors. She met her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, at Cornell. In 1956 she enrolled in Harvard Law School and was one of 9 women in a class of about 500 men. [1] As a lawyer, she chose cases of gender discrimination, trying to right it.

Famous Cases And Sayings

In December 2019, Ginsburg was a proud supporter of abortion. She said that poor people need to have a readily available abortion as it would help them out of their poverty. She told the New York Times, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” [2]

In May 2019 she criticized Justice Thomas fro referring to women who have abortions as “mothers”. [3]She wrote,

(A) woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother’.

She claims there is no relationship between a mother and her unborn child, a relationship that many mothers who have had abortions do acknowledge. Many years ago, scientists confirmed that life begins at conception. [4] This is not determined by whether or not the mother feels like a mother, wants the baby, miscarries, or has an abortion. She is still a mother.

Recent Works

Ruth Ginsburg was appointed as Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. She was chosen because she was for baby-killing in the womb. Those opposed to abortion were called racist. This happened to Hobby Lobby who did not want to pay for drugs that ended pregnancies. In 2016 she voted against Texas in keeping abortion clinics open, even when it could mean the death of a mother. [5] She changed how the supreme court bar members have their certificates inscribed, possibly eliminating the words “in the year of our Lord.” [6]


Ruth Ginsburg died from complications of pancreatic cancer. After she died, thousands of people gathered at the Supreme Court Building and laid flowers down in her memory. She will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary.



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