Eugenics remains alive and well among abortion activists.
And one of their favorite heroines, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appears to be a proponent of it.
The 87-year-old justice brought up abortions for the poor Monday when she accepted the Berggruen Prize, according to WWD. The award usually is given to philosophers.
“I’m not a philosopher, but I do interpret a text,” Ginsburg told a celebrity-studded audience. “The text I interpret most often is the U.S. constitution; it is, indeed, a living constitution. Who would want to be governed by a dead one?”
As she has in the past, Ginsburg brought up poor women as a reason for her support of abortion. Asked about the issue Monday:
Ginsburg noted that poor women are the only people being affected by lack of access to abortion.
“One of the things that happened after Roe v. Wade is that women wanted to be able to control their own destiny. They won, so they retreated. And the other side geared up, and we have the situation that we have today,” Ginsburg said. “[People should] care about it the way they did when many women didn’t have access, didn’t have the right to choose. It is so obvious that the only people restricted are poor women. One day, I think people will wake up to that reality.”
Though abortion activists paint such talk as sympathetic, their answer is not to help struggling women out of poverty but to abort their unborn babies.
In 2009, Ginsburg caused a stir when she made comments about Roe v. Wade that also seemed eugenic. In an interview with the New York Times, Ginsburg said made it appear she supported Roe for population control reasons.
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“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,” Ginsburg told the New York Times.
Then, in 2014, she told Elle magazine something similar, “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.”
Ginsburg, who has become an idol of abortion activists, consistently rules against any abortion regulations that reach the high court.
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 that protected women’s health and safety. Ginsburg 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” towards women because they decided that Hobby Lobby should not be forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions for their employees.
Then, in May, Ginsburg criticized fellow Justice Clarence Thomas for referring to women who have abortions as “mothers.”
And in October, former President Bill Clinton admitted that abortion was a major factor in his decision to nominate Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court.