After nearly 25 years in as a Liberal Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time may be coming to an end.
Ruth, who has become one of the most iconic members of the Supreme Court, suffered a severe fall while working. After being rushed to the hospital, it was confirmed that she had broken three ribs.
At 85 years, a fall like the one Ruth suffered is seriously dangerous. Her health has been in question for several years and as the oldest member of the Supreme Court, her age has led many to wonder how much longer she will serve in the court.
In the last decade, she has experienced her fair share of health suffrage; in 2009, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer. In 2009, she was admitted to the hospital for an iron deficiency. In 2012, she fractured ribs but did not disclose information to the public. In 2014, she had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.
After Ruth’s fall, she went home hoping to feel better int he morning. But when she woke, the pain was unbearable, and she traveled to the hospital. According to CNBC, hospital tests show that “she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”
The Supreme Court duty is one that is held for life. Given her declining health in the last ten years, many are wondering if she will retire rather than carry out her duties. However, before her fall, Ruth hired law clerks through 2020. Judging by this, Ruth is planning to carry out her duties until she is at least 87 years old.
As an iconic member in politics, Ruth has gained quite the following. After the court announced her tragic fall, many fans took to social media to pray for Ruth.
We hope she is not in too much pain and that she experiences a speedy recovery. Will you pray for her as well?