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As I woke up Friday morning, I turned on Fox News only to see Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket being carried up the steps of the Capitol, there to lie in state for the next few days. The Fox anchor was droning on about the “iconic” justice who, I was told, was a person of great importance. So have things gone in the few days since Ginsburg shuffled off this mortal coil. One could be forgiven for thinking some great saint rested in that oblong box. But no, the “saint” is better described as a princess of darkest who was responsible for the murder of millions of babies resting innocently in their mother’s womb.
To put it in the starkest reality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a stone-cold killer. There is exactly nothing in Ginsburg’s legal career that qualifies her for the moniker “iconic.” “Butcher” is more precise. Along with her allies, Ginsburg pushed the unlimited expansion of abortion, marking her as one of the most enthusiastic mass murderers of the truly defenseless. And I will be damned if I going to mourn her death or shower her with accolades.
As a Roman Catholic, I am required to pray for the dead. It is one of the spiritual acts of mercy. So last night I offered up a decade of the Rosary for the repose of Ginsburg’s soul. I am not, however, required to feel a sense of sadness over Ginsburg’s expiry, any more than over the deaths of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, or Chairman Mao. Indeed, statistically, Ginsburg puts these historical mass murderers to shame. Since 1973, the year Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were decided, more lives have been stolen by abortionists than by any of these genocidal thugs, with the possible exception of Mao (although as abortions continue apace in the United States the baby killings will soon exceed even the number of Mao’s victims of genocide).
So, after watching the “All Heil Ginsburg” show for about two minutes, I shut off the tube. The praises heaped on a ruthless killer were just too much to bear. Each plaudit brought to mind the words of Isaiah: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20. Ginsburg”s “thinking” falls right into the prophets warning that perdition is coming for those who trip and fall down the nihilist’s mountain. Woe to those who promote infanticide.
To truly appreciate Ginsburg’s genocidal philosophy consider her reaction to partial birth abortion as described by Joseph Pearce at The Imaginative Conservative.
Let’s look at the evidence that Justice Ginsburg heard during that particular case.
The court recited an abortion doctor’s clinical description of the partial-birth abortion procedure. Then it went on to quote a nurse who happened to witness the procedure: “The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out, like a startled reaction, like a flinch, like a baby does when he thinks he’s going to fall. The doctor opened the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby went completely limp.”
One wonders whether Justice Ginsburg flinched, just a little, when she heard the description of the baby flinching as the abortionist stabbed him in the head. Might it have been possible to detect even the slightest hint of a startled reaction on her features as the savagery of the procedure was described to her in its full horrific goriness? One would like to think so, even though she was still ready to advocate that such barbarism should continue, protected by the law.
And yet, since she knew what partial-birth abortion entailed, her support for it is sickening, almost beyond comprehension. It beggars belief that anyone can advocate for such horrific treatment of innocent human persons. Under this procedure, the cervix of the woman is dilated and the whole of the child is extracted except for the head. This means that the child is not yet in law born, because not fully extracted from the mother’s womb, and that the deliberate killing of the child, which then takes place, is not murder in law. This is what Justice Ginsburg was willing to advocate. In her judgment defending this butchery, she employed the phrases “tearing a fetus apart” and “ripping off its limbs”, in a dispassionate way, as coldly as Josef Mengele, the Butcher of Auschwitz, might have spoken of his victims. Nor is the comparison with the Nazis inappropriate. When any society becomes desensitized to the extermination of those deemed to be untermenschen, it ipso facto becomes an inhuman society. Unborn children are every bit as human as those whom the Nazis exterminated in Auschwitz and every bit as innocent.
The Catholic Church requires that sinners in the confessional list their sins specifically. It will not do to describe sins in vague terms like “I am prideful,” or “greedy,” or “selfish.” Each sin must be detailed. The penance given by the priest must also fit the individual sins of the person confessing. Ginsburg’s sins are legion and, while I do not know how God will treat the late justice (a word that scarcely comports with the magnitude of Ginsburg’s baby-killing numbers), I suspect that if she repents she’ll be required not only to confront each murdered child and plead with them for mercy, she’ll also need to suffer the pains of her individual victims. Justice is an element of mercy, which all the saved will be required to satisfy, including this “iconic” hero of the baby-killing industry.
Now, to be sure, neither I nor anyone else can say with certainty that Ginsburg is now shrieking in despair in a hell she created for herself. But it takes a thick rug to hope for her salvation.
I realize this may sound uncharitable, but I would suggest it also fits within the demands of truth and proportionality: the punishment must fit Ginsburg’s crimes. I will pray for her; it is my duty to accept the wounds inflicted by praying on my knees, which I must if I hope for mercy for myself. But it is a daunting task.
So God rest her soul. And may God also require she satisfy the demands of justice.Published in