Pro-Abortion Justice Ginsburg: “I Hope I Made This a Place Where People Can Live Without Fear”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 12, 2017   |   6:00PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion activists have idolized U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for supporting abortion on the highest court in the land.

And the 84-year-old is proud of it.

On Monday, Ginsburg spoke to a large crowd at “The American Dream Reconsidered” conference at Roosevelt University in Chicago, according to Chicago Magazine.

Though she did not specifically mention abortion, Ginsburg spoke about her work improving “women’s rights” through the court. Of course, to people like Ginsburg, women’s rights include abortion on demand.

According to the report:

Above all, Ginsburg said, the legal field has a responsibility to improve the lives of people in need—in particular, she’s worked to improve women’s rights.

“I hope I am remembered as someone who tried her best with whatever talent god gave her,” she said. “I hope I have helped to make this a place where people can live safely without fear.”

The liberal justice told the crowd that she would like to see an all-women Supreme Court someday.

“There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine,” she said.

Ginsburg said she has no plans to retire yet. She has consistently ruled against any abortion regulations that reach the high court.

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Last year, she was one of the five justices who sided with abortion activists in the 2016 decision Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down Texas abortion clinic regulations.

In a rare interview with the New York Times in 2016, Ginsburg said laws should not deny a woman “her right to choose” to abort her unborn baby. She and four other justices ruled that these safety regulations were an “undue burden” on women’s access to abortion.

She also sided with the Obama Administration in trying to force nuns with the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans.

After a majority of the high court justices sided with Hobby Lobby in a similar case, Ginsburg accused them of being sexist. In an interview with pro-abortion media icon Katie Couric, Ginsburg lashed out at her colleagues and claimed they have a “blind spot” toward women.