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US feminists fear setbacks after loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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20.09.2020

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Ruth Bader Ginsburg racked up numerous wins in the fight for women’s rights long before she joined the US Supreme Court, but her death Friday puts at risk one of American feminists’ key victories: the right to have abortions.

Ginsburg’s death at 87 left women’s rights advocates in deep mourning at the loss of a revered idol.

Women’s groups lauded “RBG” as a giant of the law and a source of inspiration for millions.

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But feminists are quickly turning to the battle ahead to protect the gains achieved during Ginsburg’s decades of activism and her tenure on the US high court. Messages are seen written in chalk on the sidewalk at a makeshift memorial to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in front of the US Supreme Court on September 19, 2020, in Washington. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP)1

“Tonight we honor that legacy, but tomorrow we’re going to need to get to work to preserve the ideals she spent her life’s work defending,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Action........

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