In 7 July interview published in the NY Times, Justice Ginsburg makes a stunning admission:
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong.
What is stunning about this admission is not that she later changed her mind (on what is not clear) but that, at the time, she viewed Roe as a means to eugenics. This is the dirty secret of the pro-abortion movement: that it has a nasty history grounded in eugenics, i.e. the movement to purify the human race of undesirables. The movement has often clothed itself in the rhetoric of choice and liberty (there is a difference between liberty and libertinism) but here Justice Ginsburg has disrobed part of the argument herself, without any prompting. Perhaps she thought that no one was looking?