Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday due to her battle with cancer. In the days ahead, we must pray for her family, our President, and our nation. It is in no way an overstatement to say this is one of the most pivotal moments for our country in the last fifty years. It is no secret that Justice Ginsburg was staunchly liberal and this opens a spot on the court for the nomination of a conservative constitutionalist, yet it is in no way a moment of celebration. As Christians, we pray for those who disagree with us and should never wish them ill. While this is a somber moment, it is a moment for action. The stakes our nation faces have never been higher.
The evidence for this is found in Ginsburg’s previous rulings. She consistently sided with the left as a staunch supporter of gay marriage, feminism, and unfettered abortion. In the immensely consequential 2015 case, Obergefell v. Hodges, regarding same-sex marriage, Ginsburg was an avid supporter of same-sex marriage. Ginsburg voiced the opinion that the definition of marriage should be fluid. She argued that marriage had, at one time, been a sexist institution and in modern times had become less oppressive towards women. As such, the definition of marriage had already changed and should continue to change to allow same-sex couples to marry. Her support and vote led to the 5-4 decision that unilaterally changed the laws in all fifty states, requiring them to legalize gay marriage.
Perhaps where Ginsburg’s greatest commitment to the left was evident was on the subject of abortion. In the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Ginsburg opposed Texas’s abortion bill that would have required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital no less than 30 miles away, and prohibited abortion after 20 weeks. These were perfectly sensible restrictions most Americans would agree with, yet Justice Ginsburg was appalled. She wrote, “it is beyond rational belief that H.B. 2 could genuinely protect the health of women” and also that the law would “simply make it more difficult for them to obtain abortions”.
In Gonzales v. Carhart, Ginsburg dissented with the majority opinion to allow the ban of partial birth abortion. Ginsburg argued that this did not protect the health of a woman and restricted her right to choose. The dissent ironically remarked at the federal government overreach making this decision, which would restrict partial birth abortion across the country.
The Supreme Court was never supposed to have the power it has seized, but after over two hundred years of overreach, the damage is done. The nation’s highest court may now be the most powerful group in the country and their importance has continued to grow over the last fifty years because of left wing activists like Ginsburg on the bench.
This election was already one of the most important in our nation’s history, a choice between being ruled by Marxists or the leadership of an administration that honors our American republic. The passing of Justice Ginsburg increased the importance exponentially. If you are a Christian who is on the fence about voting, maybe you think your vote won’t matter. I implore you, get off the fence and vote your pro-life values. Christians have prayed and fought for fifty years to protect the unborn, hoping that Roe v. Wade would be overturned and now is our chance to make a difference.
Another pro-life conservative constitutionalist on the court would give conservatives a true majority. This could lead to the overturning of the farce that is Roe v. Wade, or at the very least, it would likely allow states the right to choose to enact common sense restrictions, such as those Texas tried to enact.
I am tired of videos of Planned Parenthood dismembering and selling babies with no repercussions. I am tired of Christians demanding pro-life legislation only to watch it get knocked down by a few unelected judges. If you want to protect unborn children, the time is now. No more talking or hand-wringing, here is our chance. I don’t mean to offend brothers and sisters in Christ, but if you won’t go to the polls and vote to put another conservative on the Supreme Court, then you are only talking about protecting unborn life and praying for an opportunity God has already given us.
Justice Ginsburg is a hero to the left and to especially to radical feminists. You can be certain they will rally around her passing and fight to “protect women’s rights from the patriarchy”. We must rally to meet them to protect something so much more real than the supposed right to kill your child. We must rally to protect our nation as founded, our freedoms, and our children.