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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Sept. 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

'Let Us Pray for a Speedy Recovery': Ginsburg's Liver Cancer Latest Health Scare for Liberal Justice

"I swear every time I see a 'Breaking News' about RBG's health, I get an unpleasant sinking in my stomach."

Eoin Higgins

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday that she is in chemotherapy treatment for a recurrence of cancer, this time in her liver—the latest health scare for the 87-year-old, whose presence on the court is seen by liberals as essential to keep right-wing forces at bay.

In a statement, Ginsburg said the treatment was yielding positive results. 

"I have often said I would remain a member of the court as long as I can do the job full steam," said Ginsburg. "I remain fully able to do that."

Writer Brittany Van Horne was among observers pointing to the fact that the public's civil rights hang in the balance of Ginsburg's health is an indication of a deeper problem with American institutions.

"RBG's repeated hospitalizations and bad votes are starting to give me pause about believing our civil liberties should hinge on a single 87 year old woman," tweeted Van Horne, "but will need more evidence before I say anything too rash."

Progressives on social media wished the judge, also known as RBG, well. 

"I swear every time I see a 'Breaking News' about RBG's health, I get an unpleasant sinking in my stomach," tweeted Democrat Kimberly Walker. "Let us pray for a speedy recovery."


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80+ US Prosecutors Vow Not to Be Part of Criminalizing Abortion Care

"Criminalizing and prosecuting individuals who seek or provide abortion care makes a mockery of justice," says a joint statement signed by 84 elected attorneys. "Prosecutors should not be part of that."

Kenny Stancil ·


Progressives Rebuke Dem Leadership as Clyburn Dismisses Death of Roe as 'Anticlimactic'

"The gap between the Democratic leadership, and younger progressives on the question of 'How Bad Is It?' is just enormous."

Julia Conley ·


In 10 Key US Senate Races, Here's How Top Candidates Responded to Roe Ruling

While Republicans unanimously welcomed the Supreme Court's rollback of half a century of reproductive rights, one Democrat said "it's just wrong that my granddaughter will have fewer freedoms than my grandmother did."

Brett Wilkins ·


Sanders Says End Filibuster to Combat 'Outrageous' Supreme Court Assault on Abortion Rights

"If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make abortion legal and safe," said the Vermont senator.

Jake Johnson ·


Patients in Trigger-Ban States Immediately Denied Abortion Care in Post-Roe US

Some people scheduled to receive abortions were turned away within minutes of the right-wing Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade.

Kenny Stancil ·

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