Some liberals blame the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the court quashed the landmark Roe v. Wade case that protected a woman’s right to abortion on Friday.
Ginsburg notoriously decided not to retire during the Obama administration when she could have been replaced by a Liberal judge, only to die in September 2020 at the age of 87 during the Trump administration.
She was replaced by Judge Amy Comey Barrett, one of three conservative judges appointed by former President Donald Trump — all three of whom were among six judges to vote in favor of overturning the half-century-old decision.
Had she retired and replaced by a Liberal judge, the decision to overthrow Roe would likely still have passed by 5-4 votes.
While Ginsburg was a staunch advocate for women’s constitutional right to abortion, she was critical of how Roe v. Wade accomplished that right.
Outraged, many liberals took to social media to point the finger at her for Friday’s decision.
“RBG was a hero for many reasons. But the terrible irony is that her decision to stay too long at the party ended up destroying one of the things she cared about most,” Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg tweeted. “Unfortunately, this will be a big part of her legacy.
Podcast host Katie Harper sarcastically wrote: she was “so glad RBG continued planking instead of withdrawing from the Supreme Court,” with a photo of the elderly Justice doing a plank in a gym.
“Thank you in particular to RBG today for making this possible”, tweeted freelance journalist Eoin Higginswho also thanked former President Obama “for not appointing Garland or anyone else to take recess to replace Scalia, your inaction and failed presidency helped make this moment a reality.”
Others were more critical of the late justice.
Reminder: Ruth Bader Ginsberg chose to die in her seat under Trump rather than pave the way for a suitable replacement under Obama. The road to hell is paved with white feminism.” wrote Khadijah A. Robinson.
“Ruth Bader Ginsberg Is Slowly Roasting In Hell,” wrote medical professional and writer Gabrielle Perry.
Some conservatives thanked Ginsberg for refusing to retire.
“This day is brought to you by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s narcissistic refusal to retire,” tweeted conservative political commentator Matt Walsh. “Thank you, RBG!”
“We should build a statue to the pro-life movement of Harry Reid and RBG holding hands,” wrote News Busters editor Curtis Houck.