ACLU changes abortion quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make it gender-neutral

In 2018, Time magazine published the following quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The bolding is mine:

“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 Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”

Original source: https://time.com/5354490/ruth-bader-ginsburg-roe-v-wade/

Archived source: https://web.archive.org/web/20180803070425/https://time.com/5354490/ruth-bader-ginsburg-roe-v-wade/

In 2021, now that Ginsburg is dead, the American Civil Liberties Union has taken it upon itself to change her words in order to make the quote gender-neutral. This is the gender-neutral version that was tweeted by the ACLU. The bolding mine:

“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a [person’s] life, to [their] well-being and dignity… When the government controls that decision for [people], [they are] being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for [their] own choices.”

Original source: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1439259891064004610

Archived source: https://web.archive.org/web/20210920003532/https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1439259891064004610

Here’s a screenshot of the ACLU’s tweet of the gender-neutral version of Ginsburg’s quote:

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This is exactly the kind of thing that George Orwell warned us about in his novel 1984.

I never thought that the American Civil Liberties Union would do something like this. On the contrary, those of us who truly support civil liberties tend to be very much opposed to this kind of thing.

Shame on the ACLU.

September 26, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Abortion, LGBT, Political correctness, SCOTUS, Social justice warriors.

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