Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Brief History Lesson on Eugenics

Life, Political Discussions, Uncategorized

Early this morning I read a post about  a comment Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made 3 years ago regarding abortion rights:

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] 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. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong. [emphasis added]

I have posted 4 links to the 4 articles below regarding what Ginsburg said.  Jonah Goldberg gives us the history behind the idea that abortion be used to reduce populations of ‘undesirable’ people.  His response to the interview was immediate.  It took the interviewer 3 years to “explain” what Ginsburg really meant.

Jonah Goldberg’s piece in the National Review makes it all too clear. It’s about eugenics.   There is no way to spin this.

Breitbart:   Justice Ginsburg Denies Racial Component to Abortion Comments

NYT Interview:   The Place of Women on the Court

Jonah Goldberg:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics

Slate:   Talking to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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