U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends the court’s unanimous decision striking down the buffer zones outside Massachusetts’ abortion clinics, Akron Legal News reported.
“It was not a compromise decision but a good decision to say yes, you can regulate, but it is speech so you have to be careful not to go too far,” Ginsburg said in an interview on Thursday.
On the other hand, the article points out that women’s groups dislike the ruling. “This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment, and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free speech,” Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal said.
“If you looked at what they had in evidence, it was pitiful compared to some in-your-face demonstrations,” Ginsburg argued in response.
In addition, according the piece, the justice is optimistic about future court decisions on same-sex marriages and her ability to continue her service on the bench. “Right now, I don’t see any sign that I’m less able to do the job,” she said.