In response to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement:

“Americans United for Life is grateful for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions as an advocate prior to being a judge, in bringing down legal barriers to women’s advancement in American society. We are deeply saddened by her death, particularly at this moment in our nation’s history.

Justice Ginsburg’s reputation will regrettably forever be deeply contentious due to her anti-life jurisprudence. While Justice Ginsburg will remain an icon for millions of Americans, she will also remain a lightning rod akin to Chief Justice Roger Taney. What Taney’s Dred Scott decision was in his time, Roe and its jurisprudence of violence remain in our own time.

Abortion is understood for what it is by millions of Americans for its cruelty and violence. Future generations will not smile on the culture of indifference toward human life that Justice Ginsburg perpetuated for women who deserve better.

Justice Ginsburg sought to use sex discrimination law to impose an oppressive unlimited abortion regime across a land conceived in liberty. Abortion doesn’t contribute to women’s happiness, and abortion isn’t necessary for women to succeed. Hopefully the next Justice, and the new majority on the Court, will clean up the tragic mess of abortion law, and its negative impact on women and the nomination process, that Justice Ginsburg did so much to perpetuate.

We are confident that the President will nominate a constitutionalist committed to upholding the deepest values of our Republic. We look forward to vigorously supporting the nomination of a successor who will uphold the most fundamental right our government can guarantee: the human right to life.”

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.