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The Greatest Thing Ever Written About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Friends, I’m on vacation on a mountain top in rural Georgia. Cell phone service is non-existent. Internet is hit, but mostly miss.

I have come down off the mountain today for one reason and one reason only:

To make sure you read this.

It is the one and only thing you need to read today and it pleases me greatly a friend wrote it. Someone needed to write it. Someone needed to say it.

Sometimes, when it comes to an issue like abortion, people slip up and say what they mean. It’s seldom a point deemed appropriate for public discussion, but on occasion someone will point out that a hugely disproportionate number of abortions are executed upon black and Hispanic children. Occasionally, a pro-life person will even go so far as to wonder whether, for many supporters of legalized abortions, this fact is a feature of the system, not a bug. Supporters of legalized abortion at this point, offended by the idea, will typically recoil in horror at the suggestion, insisting that no responsible supporter of legalized abortion feels that way. Most abortion proponents will then insist that the disproportionate numbers of minority abortions is an unintended (and surely undesirable!) consequence of this nonetheless important social policy.

Thankfully, we have people like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg around to remind us what an insidious lie this is, as she does in this weekend’s New York Times.

The money quote from Ginsburg’s own monstrous mouth? This: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.”

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