The Legacy of RGB
During the last 50 years, America has given voice to victims of unfair, unequal, and illegal discrimination including women and reproductive rights, people of color and civil rights, and LGBQT and equal rights. Trump is turning back progress with his pick for the Supreme Court. He trumping progress.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was always an ardent defender of women’s rights and gender equality. The fight to replace the late great justice Ginsburg will determine whether Republicans will strip tens of millions of people of their health insurance during a global pandemic. The Affordable Care Act is coming before the Supreme Court in November.
Trump wants the Court to strike down the law including protections for millions with pre-existing conditions. If Trump replaces RBG, ObamaCare will end on a legal technicality based on judicial activism. Sad.
Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins disrespected RBG and all women by tweeting on the night of her tragic death. “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” Collins tweeted. Ew.
Women’s reproductive rights are at stake this election. “Tonight we honor that legacy, but tomorrow, we’re going to need to get to work to preserve the ideals she spent her life’s work defending. Because this is not an understatement: The fate of our rights, our freedoms, our health care, our bodies, our lives, and our country depend on what happens over the coming months,” Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.
Trump also admits that he needs to replace Ginsburg quickly so the Supreme Court could resolve any election dispute in his favor.
Amy Coney Barrett is the leading contender for the seat held by the Notorious RBG. Barrett is a lunatic QAnon follower. If Judge Barrett were confirmed, she would be the sitting justice with the least courtroom experience. She even wrote one decision that Purdue University discriminated against a male sexual predator when it suspended him for a year. Her opinions are not mainstream. She does not believe women have a right to choose what to do with their own bodies.
“People should worry,” Nicholas Bagley, a health law expert and professor at the University of Michigan, said.
Meanwhile, the Senate has done nothing to protect Americans from the health effects and economic collapse caused by Trump’s response to COVID. More than 201,000 people are dead from the coronavirus in the United States. The actual death count is most likely far higher, according to an analysis by The Times.
The good news is voter registration is up. After RBG Ginsburg died, Vote.org, reported a 118 percent increase in registration verifications compared with the previous weekend. Sixty-two percent of Americans, including 50% of Republicans, think the next president should name Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement.