Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Plans to Return
by Steven Ertelt
February 6, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is one of the high court’s rigid abortion advocates, plans to return to the high court after she recovers from surgery. Ginsburg is undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer and a court representative says she plan to return soon.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday that the high court will begin its next session on February 23 and that Ginsburg wants to be recovered to the point she can participate.
The 75-year-old justice has battled health problems for sometime and she is one of the members of the high court considered most likely to be replaced during the tenure of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Should Ginsburg decide to step down from the court, Obama would appoint her successor and, with a lopsided Senate, he would likely be able to appoint a hardcore abortion advocate to replace her and have the nomination easily confirmed.
Ginsburg is a member of the five justice majority that favors the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for virtually unlimited abortions and pro-life advocates had hoped not having Obama in office would allow a chance to replace her with a pro-life justice.
Ginsburg is only the second female justice in the history of the Supreme Court and the other, Sandra Day O’Connor, who retired in 2006, was just as strongly pro-abortion.
Prior to her appointment to the high court by former President Clinton, Ginsburg was an attorney with the pro-abortion ACLU law firm.
She notably dissented in the 2007 decision where the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on partial-birth abortions.
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