Kevin Williamson and Jonah Goldberg are once again training their guns on the slow, fat target of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s abortion rhetoric. In a new interview, she once again tiptoes right up to the edge of explicitly endorsing eugenics without quite putting her toe over the line. Either she knows what she’s doing and has a good sense of how much she can get away with, or she’s a misunderstood innocent who just happens to have had the rotten luck to be the first Supreme Court justice in history who is so maladroit in speaking about the law that she can’t stop accidentally talking like a supporter of eugenicist jurisprudence. Calculating which of these possibilities is more probable is left as an exercise to the reader.
She remarks: “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.” She’s rightour abortion jurisprudence does make no sense. Thanks for noticing!