One Final Request

RBG’s request to delay filling her spot after election ignored

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

Kayla Gonzalez

In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last request before passing away, people in red cloaks began gathering in the streets to protest against naming Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court Justice. They dressed in the clothes that Ginsburg wore and wrote on signs, “Ruth sent us!”.  To honor Ginsburg’s last wish, Barrett’s nomination needed to be pushed until after the election of the new president.

This spoke out to thousands of people around the country to stop the confirmation, especially with all the progress Ginsburg accomplished throughout the time she served as a Supreme Court Justice. She fought for equal rights for not only women, but immigrants, the LGBTQ community and minorities. 

These women, scared that new Supreme Court Justice Barrett would strip their rights away, used this to fuel their motivation to make government officials listen. Leftist Ginsburg fought hard for women’s rights until she passed away. Now that officials welcomed Barrett onto the Supreme Court, women no longer think Barrett will protect their rights in the same way as Ginsburg. 

In 2016, President Donald Trump vowed to appoint justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion in the United States, but now that Justice Barrett sits on the Supreme Court, she becomes a new hope to pro-life people who want to make abortion illegal in the United States. 

Barrett serves as a threat to the people who supported Ginsburg’s ideas and all that she accomplished to help women’s rights to their own bodies. As a highly respected woman and politician, government officials need to listen to her last request and wait until after election results come in instead of rushing to appoint another judge to the Supreme Court.