Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has an odd concept of motherhood. According to her, pregnant women are not mothers, particularly pregnant women that terminate their offspring in an abortion.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of an Indiana abortion law requiring medical facilities to provide dignified burials or cremation to children aborted at their establishment. Though conservative Justice Clarence Thomas concurred with the court’s opinion, he argued that his colleagues made a mistake by choosing to forgo ruling on whether or not Indiana could ban abortions for sex-selective or eugenic purposes. It was his use of the word “mother” in his dissent that his fellow colleague Justice Ginsburg took most issue with.
“Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement,” Thomas wrote. “In other contexts, the Court has been zealous in vindicating the rights of people even potentially subjected to race, sex, and disability discrimination.”
Justice Ginsburg took issue: “(A) woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother,’” she wrote, according to LifeNews.
Ginsburg added that Thomas’ opinion carried “more heat than light,” prompting her colleague to say her opinion “makes little sense.”
Not only is Ginsburg’s opinion about pregnant women being mothers completely unscientific, it insults the millions of women who have suffered the pain of a miscarriage. In an op-ed for LifeNews, Brian Kemper recalled the horrific time when his wife suffered a miscarriage and how they opted to have a funeral for their son, adding that abortion advocates have a stake in completely severing any and all dignified language that could be bestowed upon a pregnancy or an unborn child.
The doctor pointed to the container holding our son and said he would “take care of that.” I told him, “No, we are going to have a funeral.”
My wife and I sat down with our other children and looked at our son’s body and asked them to name him. We chose Benjamin Davis Kemper. Benjamin Davis Kemper is as much my child as any of our living children. Benjamin Davis is buried in a cemetery in Troy, OH where he was given the dignity he deserved with a funeral and burial.
My family visits Benjamin’s gravesite regularly; we go to mourn the loss of one of our family members, not the loss of a pregnancy. Even if we had not had any other children we would still be parents.
It is necessary for the abortion industry to propagate lies like the one told by Justice Ginsburg in order to justify taking the life of innocent human children by abortion. They must continue this narrative in order to try and convince society that the act of terminating the life of a living human person is really just terminating a pregnancy.
As noted by The Hill, the Supreme Court’s decision to avoid ruling on the race/sex-selective abortion ban indicates that a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade will be unlikely in the coming future.