Coral Ridge Ministries Calls on Ginsburg to Explain Remark About Undesirable “Populations”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an interview with The New York Times Magazine published online this week, said about the Roe v. Wade case in 1973, which struck down all abortion laws.
 
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Coral Ridge Ministries Calls on Ginsburg to Explain Remark About Undesirable “Populations”



Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 9, 2009) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an interview with The New York Times Magazine published online this week, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/magazine/12ginsburg-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=4&ref=magazine said about the Roe v. Wade case in 1973, which struck down all abortion laws:



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.



“She said she later concluded that Roe was decided for other reasons. But her offhand remark indicates a disturbingly cavalier attitude toward eugenics, or the purification of the race, which was in vogue in the early 20th century and championed by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger,” said Coral Ridge Ministries Senior Writer Robert Knight. “Justice Ginsburg has some explaining to do.”



“The associate justice has revealed an enormous moral blind spot that should concern advocates for minorities and the disabled,” said Knight, author of the new book, Fighting for America’s Soul: How Sweeping Change Threatens America and What We Must Do http://store.coralridge.org/ProductDetails.aspx?pc=115514 (Coral Ridge Ministries). “She did not elaborate on the shockingly immoral characterization of ‘populations that we don’t want to have too many of,’ and the interviewer, Emily Bazelon, failed to follow up by asking ‘which ones?’”



“Ginsburg has ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood’s positions in virtually all abortion cases. Margaret Sanger’s organization began its quest for race purification in the 1920s by targeting African-Americans. She wrote in 1939 that it was important to recruit black ministers in the eugenics cause because, ‘We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.’ [1]



“Sanger’s book, The Pivot of Civilization, called for eliminating ‘human weeds’ and sterilizing ‘genetically inferior races.’ [2]



“Are we saying that Ginsburg herself holds these views? No. But she should have distanced herself from this shocking observation about justifying unrestricted abortion in order to decrease unwanted ‘populations that we don’t want to have too many of,’” Knight concluded.





INTERVIEW REQUESTS: To request an interview with Robert Knight, Senior Writer and Washington, D.C. Correspondent for Coral Ridge Ministries, please contact Andrew Scott at a.scott@crministries.org, (954) 334-5332.




[1] Letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, Dec. 10, 1939, and cited in Robert Marshall, Charles Donovan, Blessed Are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1991), p. 18.

[2] Cited in George Grant, Grand Illusions (Brentwood, Tenn.: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1988), p. 55.

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