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ACLU Makes Baffling Edit Of Ginsburg Quote.

This past Saturday was the one year anniversary of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg had worked with the ACLU and because of that, the ACLU tweeted what is a bizarre edited quote from her:

But that is not what Ginsburg said:

However, Ginsburg actually said, “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choices.”

Brackets such as those used in the tweet are often used to add words that increase clarity of something. We do it here all the time. If we quote a snippet of an article there is a pronoun such as in “she said,” or “he said,” we will often replace the pronoun with the name of the person so there is clarity in who was speaking.

That’s not what the ACLU did.

What the ACLU did here is no small thing, redacting the quote’s gendered language to accommodate the preposterous notion that women aren’t the only ones who can get pregnant.

For starters, the revisions undercut Ginsburg’s point entirely. The thrust of the late justice’s argument is that women must be allowed to exercise their autonomy as human beings — the same kind enjoyed by the men who don’t have to carry a pregnancy. She is arguing that to deny a woman access to abortion is to deny her autonomy, to treat her as “less than.”

To remove gender from the equation, reducing all participants to sexless “theys,” is to render Ginsburg’s argument utterly meaningless. In fact, removing all references to “woman,” “she,” and “her” in favor of androgynous (and grammatically incorrect) terms such as “person,” “they,” and “their” actually subordinates the subject (women) on behalf of special interests. How’s that for irony?

It’s nonsensical, it’s self-defeating, it’s historical revisionism, and it’s all done in the name of the Left’s current definition of “equity.”

“Equity,” sure — but for whom?

This is baffling.

The ACLU went has gone from protecting the rights of all people to now making up quotes to support an non-sensical agenda.

Instead of honoring Ginsburg, the ACLU cut her legs out from under her.



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