Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an idol of abortion activists, was chosen to receive the annual Liberty Medal this year from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
The award recognizes outstanding people “of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe,” according to the center. Past recipients include former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
A video tribute for Ginsburg is scheduled for Sept. 17, which also is Constitution Day.
In its announcement Wednesday, the National Constitution Center praised Ginsburg “for her efforts to advance liberty and equality for all.” However, Ginsburg has a long legacy of supporting the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
According to CNN, the center chose to announce Ginsburg as the recipient on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
The center noted that this year’s ceremony will be the “pinnacle” of its yearlong initiative to celebrate women’s equality and leadership and the 100-year milestone.
Ginsburg has spent her life fiercely advocating for women’s rights and gender equality, using her sharp arguments and notable dissents to fight back on issues surrounding gender discrimination, abortion and reproductive rights.
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Ginsburg, who is 87 and in poor health, is a favorite figure of abortion activists. For decades, she has ruled against rights and protections for unborn babies. She also has made some discriminatory statements that are reflective of the old eugenics thinking rooted in abortion activism.
In 2019, for example, when she accepted the Berggruen Prize, she brought up poor women as a reason for her support of abortion:
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 portray such talk as sympathetic, their solution 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 hinted at eugenics.
“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 consistently rules against all abortion regulations and restrictions 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.
Last year, 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.