Over the weekend, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away ‘peacefully’. After suffering from pancreatic cancer involving multiple hospital admissions, she died at the age of 87.
Ginsburg led the liberal faction on the Supreme Court and was a long-time advocate for abortion, including partial-birth abortion. Being the second female Supreme Court Justice, she was an icon and advocate of women’s rights and feminist politics. Ginsburg rejected calls to retire during Obama’s Presidency so that a liberal Judge could replace her, saying: “There will be a President after this one, and I’m hopeful that that president will be a fine President.”
“May God have mercy on her soul,” said John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews. “Justice Ginsburg was known for her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a pro-life Catholic who attended the Traditional Latin Mass. We hope that his faith had an impact on her later in her life, and that she repented of her pro-abortion activism at the end.”
Her untimely death, less than 50 days until the 2020 Presidential election, now grants an opportunity for President Trump to appoint a conservative Justice. A 6 to 3 conservative majority could keep the court Republican for decades.
President Trump commented on the passing of Justice Ginsburg, saying: “She led an amazing life. She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not. I am sad to hear that.”
Likely candidates include US Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barret, who is Catholic with a strong pro-life stance.
Pro-choice liberals fear that her appointment would result in the Supreme Court overturning the Roe V Wade case, which legalises abortion across the whole of the United States.