Justice Ginsburg: 'Unelected Old Men' Decided Roe v. Wade

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized the Roe v. Wade decision Saturday, stating that it overruled the democratic will by handing down a decision made by “unelected old men.”

    Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School, the 80 year-old justice said that the 1973 decision, together with Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion until the ninth month of pregnancy, was too overreaching. Ginsburg said it would have been her preference that the High Court struck down only the Texas law in question without a decision that affected other states.

    According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Ginsburg indicated that the judicial mandate from the High Court down galvanized opposition to abortion and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. This outcome reversed the trend toward liberalizing abortion laws throughout the country that prevailed until that time.

    “My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum that was on the side of change,” Ginsburg said. The justice indicated that the Supreme Court should have, instead, “put its stamp of approval on the side of change and let that change develop in the political process.”

    Ginsburg told law students that the Supreme Court should have directly affirmed a woman’s right to abortion rather than an alleged “right to privacy.”

    The Roe decision “wasn’t woman-centered,” Ginsburg said. “It was physician-centered.”

  2. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    A Holocaust is a Holocaust is a Holocaust....

    Ginsburg is still saying that she thinks Abortion should be legal....just that it should be so as decided by the states and NOT by the "supreme" court. She'll still have to face the REAL Supreme Court one of these days.....as will the rest of the "justices" and the rest of the legislative bodies of this world who approve the ungodliness of their father the devil.


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