This essay comes just after the death of Supreme Court and social justice giant Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The abortion debate is often the first thing one thinks of when we talk about the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Kass uses this backdrop to help us reflect on what the sanctity of life must truly mean for all living, walking, breathing people. That we can’t simply focus on an unborn baby and then ignore the quality of a person’s life after birth. Justice Ginsburg spent her life fighting for equality for women and it’s a great example for us to recalibrate our energy.
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The devastating death of The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg has rightfully caused abortion rights activists serious apprehension.
But Justice Ginsburg was far more than a potential fifth Supreme Court vote on abortion. As the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, she made it her life’s mission to fight for the rights of women and other marginalized and challenged people. Indeed, conservative Chief Justice Roberts noted after her death that “our nation has lost a justice of historic stature.”
RBG is touted as an architect of the fight for women’s rights. For more than a decade, until her appointment to…
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