The Supreme Court announced on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had undergone surgery for lung cancer. It doesn’t look good for the judge, who just last month took a nasty fall, breaking several ribs.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a medical procedure to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City,” the court said. “Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7.”
The Supreme Court announcement continued, “Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
This is Ginsburg’s second health scare in recent weeks. She also took a nasty fall in November, breaking several ribs. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Court last evening,” the Supreme Court public information office said at the time.
“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” added the court. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
At that time, liberals came out of the woodwork to offer Ginsburg their organs in hopes of keeping her alive as long as possible to stop President Donald Trump from appointing another conservative judge to the Supreme Court.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seriously injured in a Wednesday evening fall in her chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The health of the 85-year-old justice and progressive favorite is much-watched, lest a sudden change of events give President Donald Trump a third appointment to the high court. [Source: The Daily Caller]
Of course, after the latest medical scare, many are asking whether Ginsburg will continue to serve on the Supreme Court or finally retire, allowing President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the highest court in the land.
However, it should be noted that conservatives have responded to the news about Ginsburg’s surgery with kindness and compassion, wishing her a full and speedy recovery, even though they do not agree with her political views.
“As much as I would like to see her out of the supreme court, I wish her nothing but good luck with her health,” commented Facebook user Ron Carlton. “No one should have to endure cancer.”
“I send prayers for a speedy recovery. I am not a fan, but do not wish ill will upon her,” echoed Nancy Riley Faber.
“Not my politics but I pray she recovers fully,” wrote Joyce O. Cross.
Others noted that perhaps now would be the time to retire so that she can spend what is left of her life enjoying her family. After all, she has already enjoyed a long and formidable career.
“Her health has been declining for some time, she needs to go home and retire while she still can,” commented Jose Flores.
“I hope She recovers, Wish Her well, but She should seriously consider Retiring from the Court, to enjoy the latter years of Her Life,” furthered Chris Stanley.
Would the political left be so courteous to a prominent conservative if they were going through a similar ordeal? Surely not. We have seen liberals wish death upon the Trump family, and they’re not even sick. It appears that the niceties are only extended by one side of the aisle.