Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become something of an idol to the pro-abortion movement.
Ginsburg has repeatedly defended abortions as a member of the highest court in America. And starting this Christmas, she will be glorified in a new film, “On the Basis of Sex.”
Study Breaks reports the film will explore Ginsburg’s life before she was confirmed to the Supreme Court. British actress Felicity Jones plays the star role.
Variety reports more about the film:
The British actress speaks in Ginsburg’s distinctive Brooklyn-inflected accent in “On the Basis of Sex,” which deals with on of Ginsburg’s earliest cases, Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld. She successfully argued before the Supreme Court in 1975 that a widower denied his wife’s survivor benefits under Social Security violated the right to equal protection secured by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“If the law differentiates on the basis of sex, when will men and women ever be equal?” she asks in the trailer.
The story’s narrative shows a young Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty (played by Armie Hammer) as she confronts tradition in a quietly bold way, saying evenly at one point to another attorney, “You don’t get to tell me when to quit.”
Ginsburg, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, turned 85 in March and does not plan to retire any time soon. She is beloved by abortion activists because of her decisions on the high court.
“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,” she once said.
In 2016, she was one of the five justices who sided with abortion activists in 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.
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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.
More recently, she also sided with the minority in support of a California law that forced pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortions.