Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Turns 85, But Has No Plans to Retire

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 16, 2018   |   9:50AM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion activists practically idolize U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

They sell T-shirts, mugs, socks and phone cases adorned with her image (sometimes posed with rude gestures) and coloring books celebrating her abortion advocacy. Nicknamed “The Notorious RBG” by her fans, Ginsburg is one of the most pro-abortion justices on the high court.

The justice, appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, turned 85 on Thursday and does not plan to retire any time soon, AFP news reports.

“As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here,” she said in January.

Ginsburg intends to keep her seat on the Supreme Court as long as possible, likely because President Donald Trump is not someone she wants to appoint her successor. Trump promised to appoint “pro-life” justices to the high court.

Here’s more from the report:

Known affectionately as “The Notorious RBG,” Ginsburg has over the years amassed a legion of fans responsible for crafting T-shirts and other gear bearing her wizened likeness, as well as making her an online phenomenon.

A progressive determined to stay on the bench until President Donald Trump leaves office — thereby denying him the opportunity to further tilt the balance of the court in favor of conservatives — she is seen as something of a legal and moral torch bearer. …

She can hardly take a step outside without legions of fans stopping her to take a selfie. Her severe appearance now adorns beach totes, pins, t-shirts, children’s books and coffee cups.

Ginsburg is beloved by abortion activists because of her decisions on the high court.

She once said, “A woman’s control of her own body, her choice whether and when to reproduce, it’s essential to women and it’s most basic for women’s health.”

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In 2016, she was one of the five justices who sided with abortion activists in the 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 Katie Couric, Ginsburg lashed out at her colleagues and claimed they have a “blind spot” toward women.