The American Civil Liberties Union shared an abortion quote from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earlier this week but replaced the word “woman’s” with “person’s.”
The organization’s tweet was shared around the anniversary of Ginsburg’s passing and comes as the ACLU has been drawing attention to a Texas law that bans abortions after the beginning of a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or around six weeks of pregnancy. But the tweet also seemed designed to adhere to one of the latest developments to come from left-wing circles — the idea that bearing children is not limited to women.
“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,” reads the text of the ACLU’s tweet, which put brackets around the words they inserted.
The original quote — which the ACLU was fine repeating last year, as writer Jesse Signal has noted — reads: “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. … When government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”
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