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Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade Overturn ‘Worst Case,’ Restrictions ‘Crying Shame’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that the overturn of Roe v. Wade would be “the worst case” and said state abortion restrictions were a “crying shame” in an interview broadcast on Monday’s “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.

When asked for her reaction to state abortion restrictions, Ginsburg responded, “[these restrictions make abortion] inaccessible to poor women, it’s not true that it’s inaccessible to women of means, and that’s the crying shame. We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country. There are states, take the worst case, say Roe v. Wade is overruled, there will still be a number of states that will not go back to the old ways…who does that hurt? It hurts women who lack the means to go some place else. The situation with abortion right now–but all the restrictions, they operate against the woman who doesn’t have freedom to move, to go where she is able to get safely what she wants.”

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