Saturday, January 19, 2019

Should Pro-Life Catholics Openly Admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Responding to a reader submission over at FemCatholic, I consider the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discuss the question, does it diminish our pro-life advocacy when we express admiration for a person who is candidly pro-choice?

Speaking as a pro-lifer who cares more for actions than words, I think this question mandates a closer look at the tangible effects of Justice Ginsburg's legacy.

One standout example: in defiance of a 1974 Supreme Court ruling that discrimination against a pregnant woman was not a form of sex discrimination because a woman could choose whether to become pregnant, Ginsburg helped draft the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Prior to this legislation, an employer could demote or fire a woman simply for becoming pregnant, consequences that Ruth Bader Ginsburg experienced personally in her own pregnancies.

For more examples of pro-life fruit from the legacy of the notorious RBG, please read the rest over at FemCatholic




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