Some liberals are blaming the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the court docket overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case that federally protected a girl’s proper to an abortion on Friday.
Ginsburg notoriously determined to not retire through the Obama administration when she might have been changed with a liberal justice, solely to die on the age of 87 in September 2020 through the Trump administration.
She was changed by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was considered one of three conservative justices appointed by former President Donald Trump — all three of whom have been among the many six justices who voted in favor of overturning the half-century-old resolution.
If she had retired and been changed by a liberal justice, the choice to overturn Roe would seemingly nonetheless have handed in a 5-4 vote.
Although Ginsburg was a staunch advocate for girls’s constitutional proper to an abortion, she was vital of how Roe v. Wade established that proper.
Outraged, many liberals took to social media to level their fingers at her for Friday’s resolution.
“RBG was a hero for many reasons. But the terrible irony is that her decision to stay too long at the party helped lead to the destruction of one of the things she cared about the most,” Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg tweeted. “Sadly, this shall be a giant a part of her legacy.
Podcast host Katie Harper sarcastically wrote she was “So glad RBG kept planking instead of retiring from the Supreme Court,” with a photograph of the aged justice doing a plank in a gymnasium.
“Thanks especially to RBG today for making this possible,” tweeted freelance journalist Eoin Higgins, who additionally thanked former President Obama “for not recess appointing Garland or whoever to replace Scalia, your inaction and failed presidency helped make this moment a reality.”
Others have been extra vital of the late justice.
“Reminder: Ruth Bader Ginsberg opted to die in her seat under Trump instead of pave the way for an appropriate replacement under Obama. The road to hell is paved with white feminism,” wrote Khadijah A. Robinson.
“Ruth Bader Ginsberg is slow roasting in hell,” wrote medical professional and writer Gabrielle Perry.
Some conservatives thanked Ginsberg for refusing to retire.
“This day brought to you by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s narcissistic refusal to retire,” tweeted conservative political commentator Matt Walsh. “Thank you, RBG!”
“We should build a statue to the pro-life movement of Harry Reid and RBG holding hands,” wrote News Busters editor Curtis Houck.