Skip to comments.Ginsburg: I thought Roe was to rid undesirables
Posted on 07/08/2009 6:57:10 PM PDT by pissant
In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of."
Her remarks, set to be published in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday but viewable online now, came in an in-depth interview with Emily Bazelon titled, "The Place of Women on the Court."
Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Wow, does she have a copy of Mein Kempf on the nightstand next to her bed. Oh, nevermind, she sleeps in a coffin.
This should be interesting. I better get the pop-corn maker going.
Wow, she states the unspoken thinking.
I wonder who exactly those “undesirables” are? Unbelievable that she was on the highest court in the land...compare that with Solomon. ugh...
Dear God in Heaven! She sounds like Forrest Gump. A classic example of why SCOTUS should NOT be operated on affirmative action plan.
Yet she survives.
Right! It is on the candle stand next to her catafalque.
Once again, liberals prove they are the party of racism.
OH MY! Kept on looking for the ‘humor’ or ‘satire’ tag, but there was none. Seriously, if a SCOTUS actually said this as a basis of natural-law, then we are in far more deep doo-doo than we realize :(
Actually, she is a complete numbskull. But then that was never in doubt.
An accidental stark moment of clarity.
She’s gotten so old and senile that she’s telling the truth in public. Fascinating.
She’s dying. I won’t comment.
The Truth About Margaret Sanger
(This article first appeared in the January 20, 1992 edition of Citizen magazine)
How Planned Parenthood Duped America
At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood.
Sanger’s other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic practices of the Third Reich as “scientific” and “humanitarian.” And Dr. Harry Laughlin, another Sanger associate and board member for her group, spoke of purifying America’s human “breeding stock” and purging America’s “bad strains.” These “strains” included the “shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of antisocial whites of the South.”
Not to be outdone by her followers, Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” a plan she said would be the “salvation of American civilization.: And she also spike of those who were “irresponsible and reckless,” among whom she included those “ whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.” She further contended that “there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.” That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of Sanger considered “unfit” cannot be easily refuted.
While Planned Parenthood’s current apologists try to place some distance between the eugenics and birth control movements, history definitively says otherwise. The eugenic theme figured prominently in the Birth Control Review, which Sanger founded in 1917. She published such articles as “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics” (June 1920), “The Eugenic Conscience” (February 1921), “The purpose of Eugenics” (December 1924), “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” (July 1925), “Birth Control: The True Eugenics” (August 1928), and many others.
Ginsburg is getting a little long in the tooth to be prattling about “undesireables” and government programs to eradicate them, isn’t she?
Right out of Liberal Fascism
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Another "off topic" ping.
I call her Darth Vader Ginsberg....LOL!
What a dumbass.
Justice Ginsburg needs to be schooled on what the proper role of judges are in US civil society.
She’s right though, that is the purpose behind Planned Parenthood. Blacks get far more abortions than whites. So that fits the PP mantra as well.
Maybe a visit from Kivorkian is in order
Hopefully that old bat can hold on till we get a new President.
By undesirables, Ginsburg meant people like our Marxist President. If America had Obama-care back in 1962, Obama’s mother would have been urged by counselers to abort baby Obama.
But.... I thought these nine robed wonders don’t make policy (like elminating undesirables would be a policy). I thought they held the Constitution up to the magic light and read the wisdom contained therein? Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work?
“Justice Ginsburg needs to be schooled on what the proper role of judges are in US civil society”
Of course, everyone knows its to set policy. Just as Soto
Such wisdom, and she’s not even Latina.
IMO, this is tremendous news and campaign fodder for someone who is willing to take it on.
Whatever, where is my Colt 45?
Yep, in the spirit of Rule #4, Ginsburg definitely should walk the talk.
She says what the great majority of the people of her class believe: that the best way to improve society is to weed out the unfit. That includes Down’s syndrome children, of course. Trig Palin ,for such people, is the modern equivalent of a half-black child, or a half-breed.
I guess she said it , but it wont matter. The media wont make a stink about it and tomorrow we will never see it again. It will dissappear.
She has every reason to step down now, from an ideological continuity standpoint. And, that’s exactly why she’s being so frank now, I’m afraid. She won’t be around to deal with the repercussions.
Look for this to get industrial strength suppression in the dominant media.
She’s probably correct in a circular logic.
Rush calls her, “Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg.” Too funny.
If she’s this sick, I’m not surprised she’s dying.
I just read all of that!
It’s truly unbelievable!
kinda crazy isn’t it. the democrats are the most racist among us
This should be a bombshell but, instead, it will simply fizzle. What a cold, ugly bigot.
I’m not so sure. Rush and Drudge need to hit hard. And with any luck, some GOPers with back bone will step up to the plate. And tie this fool to Dodomayor.
“Shes gotten so old and senile that shes telling the truth in public. Fascinating.”
Yep, she has the “Biden Disease.”
and a fresh crazy lady warming up in the bull-pen.
LOL - excellent observation!
In other words:
Nana nana boo-boo, you uptight pro-lifers are out of luck because exterminating an unwanted uterine pest will soon be as simple as swallowing a pill and as comfortable as taking a laxative. Women will be able to terminate their pregnacies in the privacy of their homes away from prying eyes, so you bible-thumping party poopers can all just suck it!
I'm glad we have such mature and moral minds guarding our Constitution, aren't you?
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