Abortion — Hear The Notorious RBG Roar!

Would Ruth Bader Ginsberg have gone to the mattresses?

J. Andrew Shelley
7 min readMay 6, 2022


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Roe v. Wade has, for all intents and purposes, been overturned.

The Supreme Court of the land will soon formally overrule the 1973 decision that a woman’s right to privacy is sufficiently broad to grant her the choice of terminating her pregnancy.

From that moment forward, each state will be responsible for drafting laws that honor a woman’s choice, deny that choice…or declare that private bounty seekers have the right to sue everyone associated with an abortion.

Bottom Line: In a matter of months, the STATES will manage abortion.

Whether surprising or not, this change is shocking.

I was also shocked to learn that the Notorious RBG — Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg — expected this rollback.

In the years that followed [the Roe v. Wade decision], RBG made no bones about her dislike of Justice Harry Blackmun’s opinion in the case. “It’s not about the woman alone,” she remarked disdainfully. — Notorious RBG

Anti-Abortion Foes Are Rejoicing

Understandably, the people behind the anti-abortion movement in the United States are ecstatic today. Anti-abortion advocates have been going to the mattresses over abortion since long before Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973.

In times of war or siege, Italian families would vacate their homes and flee to safer areas. The family would need to bring their mattresses to their new location.

Pro-Life (anti-abortion) advocates have worked furiously for decades to stop abortion. They have created pamphlets and plastered images of fetuses across the country. In the seventies they began picketing clinics and drifted towards violence in the 2000's. They have energized from the pulpit, first from the Catholic Church then from Evangelical Protestant Churches.

The core pro-life argument has evolved into a remarkably simple one:

Abortion is morally wrong because it kills children. Who could possibly advocate for the “murder” of over 600,000 “people” per year?



J. Andrew Shelley

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