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ACLU “Apologizes” For Altered Ginsburg Quote.

The ACLU has “apologized” for altering a quote made by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said Monday that he regretted that a tweet sent out recently by his organization altered the words of a well-known quote by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The A.C.L.U. tweet, which was sent out Sept. 18, changed Justice Ginsburg’s words, replacing each of her references to women with “person,” “people” or a plural pronoun in brackets. Justice Ginsburg, who died last year, is a revered figure in liberal and feminist circles and directed the A.C.L.U.’s Women’s Rights Project from its founding in 1972 until she became a federal judge in 1980.

The tweet by the A.C.L.U. occasioned mockery and some anger on social media from feminists and others.

“We won’t be altering people’s quotes,” Mr. Romero said in an interview on Monday evening. “It was a mistake among the digital team. Changing quotes is not something we ever did.”

Frankly, this is a milquetoast “apology” if there ever was one.

If the ACLU never changed quotes, then why this time? What happened?

Clearly the altered tweet went way beyond Ginsburg’s original intent, which makes one think that there was more to the altering than just a “whoopsie!”

Turns out there was:

Mr. Romero has spoken recently of the cacophony of liberal and left views that now and then spills into the A.C.L.U.’s social media feeds and sometimes requires correction. While he vowed that the A.C.L.U. would not repeat this error, he insisted it “was not a mistake without a thought.” There are people who are pregnant and who seek abortions, he said, who do not identify as women.

“My colleagues do a fantastic job of trying to understand a reality that people who seek abortions are not only women,” he said. “That reality exists.”

The A.C.L.U., he said, could have touched on this emerging reality, one that involves identity, gender and language, without tampering with Justice Ginsburg’s quote. “In today’s America,’’ he said, “language sometimes needs to be rethought.” (emphasis ours)

In other words, the altering of the tweet was deliberate in order to reflect not reality, but a anti-scientific idea that men can get pregnant.

That’s clear as mud.

The ACLU used to fight for the rights of people. They abandoned that long ago and have started to push uber-pregressive, anti-science narratives which places them on the far, far left.

What a shame.

It goes to show how easy it is for an organization to lose its way.



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