The Supreme Court voted 5-4 last night, refusing to block a Texas law outlawing abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy:
BREAKING: Supreme Court, voting 5-4, refuses to block Texas law outlawing abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, lets measure remain in effect. Roberts joins liberals in saying he would have blocked law for now.
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) September 2, 2021
And people were quick to note how Ruth Bader Ginsburg not retiring when Barack Obama was president is what led to this result:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died less than a year ago and Republicans have already begun overturning Roe vs Wade
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) September 1, 2021
An “abortion ruling decades in the making”:
Abortion ruling decades in the making
Ginsburg refused Obama's entreaties to retire when Ds had Senate —> Barrett
Gorsuch confirmed via nuke option after McConnell blocked Garland
Thomas confirmed 52-48 (no one filibustered to force 60-vote threshold)
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 2, 2021
They could’ve had any nominee they wanted, but alas:
Ginsburg turned 81 that year. Democrats held the presidency and 55 seats in the Senate.
A pivotal moment in history that led to the current Supreme Court. https://t.co/SR8KAHJzPN
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 2, 2021
Libs, needless to say, are PISSED:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s categorical refusal to retire brought us here. So thanks you old dead white bitch.
— Nandini B. (@nandelabra) September 2, 2021
Folks blaming Bernie for what happened in Texas are ridiculous. Did y’all not remember the time when we there was a democrat in office and had the chance the tell Ruth Vader Ginsburg to retire but didn’t? Stop it. The establishment needs to take responsibility for their mess.
— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) September 2, 2021
It is blatantly hypocritical to yell at individual voters for not making minimizing the near-term risk of a Republican Supreme Court their top priority while giving Ruth Bader Ginsburg a pass for not retiring during the Obama years.
— Ben Spielberg (@BenSpielberg) September 2, 2021
In retrospect, maybe Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have stepped down from the Court in 2014
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) September 1, 2021
Ruth Bader Ginsburg really, really should have stepped down.
— nylah burton (@yumcoconutmilk) September 1, 2021
All eyes on Justice Stephen Breyer now:
Dear Justice Breyer,
"Had Ginsburg remained on the court there would have been five votes to halt the Texas law." https://t.co/QT7IFTAY23
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) September 2, 2021