Feminist Supreme Court Justice Splits Hairs on Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience at the University of Chicago Law School she thinks the Court's sweeping 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling gave abortion opponents "a target to aim at relentlessly." Ginsburg said the same thing in a 1993 address at New York University.  In the 1993 exchange, the judge argued that the Court should have simply overturned the Texas statute at issue in the case.  A narrower ruling, she contended, would have "served to reduce rather to than to fuel the controversy."   Maybe she wanted feminists to practice a little delayed gratification when it came to killing babies in the womb.  By circumventing states' rights and allowing "unelected white men" to make the decision in 1973, women's rights activists failed to live up to their own standards.  In the end, they had to rely on an undemocratic process and a patriarchal judicial system. But worse, in...(Read Full Post)