(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- On Monday, the head of the American Civil Liberties Union actually owned up to making a mistake when they edited a quote by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to remove references to women.
Speaking to the New York Times on Monday, Anthony Romero said that they will no longer alter people’s quotes on their social media and that it was a “mistake among the digital team” because “changing quotes is not something we ever did.”
It comes after the ACLU tweeted an altered version of a quote by the late Supreme Court Justice which referred to her opinions on a woman’s “right” to abortion.
The quote originally read:
“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.”
However, the ACLU removed every reference to “woman” or the female pronounce with gender-neutral language…failing to acknowledge the simple biological and scientific truth that only women can give birth.
You can see the tweet here:
With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, we lost a champion for abortion and gender equality. And on the anniversary of her death, the fight to protect abortion access is more urgent than ever. pic.twitter.com/vIKadIHouN
— ACLU (@ACLU) September 18, 2021
Romero said that it won’t happen again, but he did try and suggest that the decision to alter the tweet was well-intentioned.
“It was not a mistake without a thought,” he claimed.
No. There was thought put into this alright, and that thought was that men can give birth.