- - Sunday, October 4, 2020

In death as in life, the influence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is undeniable. While Democrats argue the ethics of appointing a new justice before the election, let’s examine Ginsburg’s legacy. She was a trailblazer who seemed to have it all: marriage, children and a stellar legal career. She was an unapologetic champion of abortion. She believed it was a woman’s right, a right that was in direct opposition to the U.S. Constitution she swore to uphold when she became a justice.

Although not on the U.S. Supreme Court when it was decided, Ginsburg was a true believer in Roe v. Wade. Forty-seven years ago, that decision legalized the murder of unborn babies. Ginsburg’s direct support for abortion without limits made her a part of the cause. In the minutes after reports of Ginsburg’s death, people began gathering at the Supreme Court to honor her, and journalists sang the praises of a life of hard work and accomplishment. Many of those accolades were warranted, but here’s a thought: Not a single person mourns the thousands of babies killed in obscurity everyday, their body parts piled up and left for trash in abortion clinics. This, too, is part of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy.

As a woman, public figure and Supreme Court justice, she had the unique power to advocate for life. Ginsburg had a life. The appointment of a pro-life justice as soon as possible will give that same chance to more babies.

CAROLE RABEL NICOTERI

Vienna, Va.



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