Ginsburg and “Abortion Doctors”
A follow-up to Matt’s second point here: Justice Ginsburg imagines that Justice Kennedy’s use of “the pejorative label ‘abortion doctor’” reveals his supposed hostility to abortion. (Never mind his endorsement of a constitutional right to abortion in Casey.) In fact, “abortion doctor” is a euphemism that pro-abortion groups developed and use as an alternative to the term “abortionist” (a word that earned its stigma and that, as I pointed out here, some abortionists use to describe themselves). See here for an example of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s use of “abortion doctor”.
Real doctors don’t deliberately kill human beings in the course of their medical practice. Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath proscribes abortion.