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posted by takyon on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:17AM   Printer-friendly
from the september-surprise dept.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice."

Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by Username on Saturday September 19 2020, @07:32PM (10 children)

    by Username (4557) on Saturday September 19 2020, @07:32PM (#1053644)
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  • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Saturday September 19 2020, @07:45PM (6 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Saturday September 19 2020, @07:45PM (#1053651) Journal
    We're better as abortions than someone stuck in Siberia a quarter century ago. So again , it doesn't work that way.
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    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday September 20 2020, @12:37AM (5 children)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday September 20 2020, @12:37AM (#1053751) Journal

      Ever notice how the most staunchly anti-abortion types are the best arguments for legal abortion? Kind of makes you think...

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      • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Sunday September 20 2020, @01:14AM (1 child)

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Sunday September 20 2020, @01:14AM (#1053767) Journal
        Yep. And since this site is too misogynistic and LGBTQ-hating, I'm gone. See my journal.
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        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday September 22 2020, @01:35AM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday September 22 2020, @01:35AM (#1054736) Journal

          Crap. You're one of the few people I like talking to here and you've taught me a lot about transwomen. Do you have a discord or irc channel you like to hang out on? Can email me if so.

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      • (Score: 1, Troll) by Reziac on Monday September 21 2020, @03:23PM (2 children)

        by Reziac (2489) on Monday September 21 2020, @03:23PM (#1054455) Homepage

        Ever notice how the most staunchly pro-abortion types are the best arguments for legal abortion? Kind of makes you think...

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday September 22 2020, @01:34AM (1 child)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday September 22 2020, @01:34AM (#1054735) Journal

          Except no, we're not. I've spent plenty of time around both pro-choicers and anti-choicers, and can see clear moral differences (hint: "pro-life" ain't).

          Why do you think that works, what you just tried there? Only someone completely amoral (and dumber than a chocolate teapot...) would seriously think that had any stopping power.

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          • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday September 22 2020, @02:47AM

            by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday September 22 2020, @02:47AM (#1054763) Homepage

            Mirror, mirror....

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by FatPhil on Sunday September 20 2020, @10:51PM (2 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Sunday September 20 2020, @10:51PM (#1054110) Homepage
    You're confusing a failed abortion with an abortion.
    Have you ever seen failed driving? Does that mean you want to ban driving?
    Have you seen failed construction? Does that mean you want to ban construction?
    Have you ever seen failed swimming? Does that mean you want to ban swimming?
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    • (Score: 2) by Username on Tuesday September 22 2020, @12:09AM (1 child)

      by Username (4557) on Tuesday September 22 2020, @12:09AM (#1054708)

      Abortion means the termination of a pregnancy. It doesn't mean the fetus dies in the process.

      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Tuesday September 22 2020, @09:43AM

        by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Tuesday September 22 2020, @09:43AM (#1054889) Homepage
        Giving birth terminates a pregnancy. So by your absurd definition, giving birth is an abortion.

        Even the pro-life movement would be behind me on this one - as they'd not have a problem with abortion if the termination of life wasn't part of the process.
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