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Controversial Justice Ginsburg Gets Hollywood Treatment

Monday, 11 May 2015 10:34 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Despite the times in which our country finds herself, it is somewhat mystifying that an individual, who has used the highest of judicial posts to further radical abortion views, shares perspectives held by high profile ill-famed eugenicists, and has conveyed negative statements regarding the U.S. Constitution, holds a seat on the High Court bench.

Equally mystifying is that such an individual would be the honored subject of a major upcoming Hollywood biopic, but it is true. The life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who Forbes once named as among the “100 Most Powerful Women,” will evidently be immortalized on film.

A biographical project on Ginsburg is in the works, portraying her as, among other things, a champion of women’s rights. Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman is set to star in the movie.

Ginsburg has spent much of her career as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. She was also a member of its board of directors and one of the organization’s general counsel.

In a 2009 interview with The New York Times, she was discussing the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade that compelled the states to allow abortion, when she perhaps provided a glimpse into what may be behind her extreme abortion ideology.

“Frankly, I had thought at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” Ginsburg stated.

If the utilitarian viewpoint sounds uncomfortably familiar, it may be because the same philosophical tenet was once espoused by the founder of Planned Parenthood (originally known as The American Birth Control League) Margaret Sanger.

The National Review Online quoted Ginsburg in a reaction to the modest restrictions that have been placed on abortion over the years. She lamented the supposed fallout of such constraints, saying that “the impact of all these restrictions is on poor women” and then uttered some disconcerting words: “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.”

The concept of abortion on demand assisting in the reduction in the numbers of poor people was the Nietzschean view of Sanger, whose statements relating to poverty and abortion at times contained explicit racial implications.

Regarding the U.S. Constitution, while in Egypt in 2012, Ginsburg was being interviewed by The Middle East Media Research Institute on the subject of a potential new government for the country and what documentation might be inspirational in the writing of its own constitution.

“You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone on since the end of World War II,” Ginsburg advised. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa.

"That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary . . . It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.

"Much more recent than the U.S. Constitution — Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?”

The very document that Ginsburg is duty bound to safeguard, which has stood the test of time, appears to have been publicly tossed aside by the Supreme Court justice. At the same time, she specifically heralded the supposed virtues of highly inferior documents.

Predictably, the Ginsburg biopic script made the 2014 Black List, which is an entertainment industry seal of approval bestowed upon select new scripts. Portman will reportedly play the lead role in “On the Basis of Sex,” which will largely focus on Ginsburg’s role in furthering the rights of women.

With an approved Hollywood script, an Oscar winning actress in the lead, and a liberal icon as its cinematic subject, the design is pretty much a tried-and-true formula that will likely garner a number of Oscar nominations.

Focus Films is reportedly providing financing for the project, and production is presently expected to begin by the end of the year.

James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.


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