U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits in her chambers at the Supreme Court August 7, 2002 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg is the second woman to be appointed to the high court.(Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
(CNSNews.com) – Americans United for Life on Friday acknowledged the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions prior to being a judge in ‘bringing down legal barriers to women’s advancement” but it said that her reputation will forever be “deeply contentious” because of her “anti-life jurisprudence.”
“Americans United for Life is grateful for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions as an advocate prior to being a judge, in bringing down legal barriers to women’s advancement in American society. We are deeply saddened by her death, particularly at this moment in our nation’s history,” Americans United for Life President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster said in a statement.
“Justice Ginsburg’s reputation will regrettably forever be deeply contentious due to her anti-life jurisprudence. While Justice Ginsburg will remain an icon for millions of Americans, she will also remain a lightning rod akin to Chief Justice Roger Taney. What Taney’s Dred Scott decision was in his time, Roe and its jurisprudence of violence remain in our own time,” Foster said.
She said that “future generations will not smile on the culture of indifference toward human life that Justice Ginsburg perpetuated for women who deserve better.”
“Justice Ginsburg sought to use sex discrimination law to impose an oppressive unlimited abortion regime across a land conceived in liberty. Abortion doesn’t contribute to women’s happiness, and abortion isn’t necessary for women to succeed,” Foster said.
“Hopefully the next Justice, and the new majority on the Court, will clean up the tragic mess of abortion law, and its negative impact on women and the nomination process, that Justice Ginsburg did so much to perpetuate,” she added.
The pro-life group expressed confidence that President Donald Trump will nominate “a constitutionalist committed to upholding the deepest values of our Republic,” and Americans United for Life is looking forward “to vigorously supporting the nomination of a successor who will uphold the most fundamental right our government can guarantee: the human right to life.”