Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs in a fall in her office Wednesday night, according to a statement from the Supreme Court’s public information office.
“Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on the left side,” the statement said. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital.
Ginsburg has survived several fights with cancer and had heart surgery in 2014, according to CNBC. She has beaten pancreatic and colon cancer, the two deadliest forms of the disease.
People, especially younger people, were offering the octogenarian affectionately known as RBG their own ribs on social media Thursday morning. They even started the hashtag #RibsForRuth on Twitter, according to The Miami Herald.
Do they need rib donors? Because she can have mine. Right now. #RibsForRuth
— Tamar (@stoplookingup) November 8, 2018
I love how every person under the age of 30 on Twitter is currently offering #RuthBaderGinsburg their ribs and any other internal organ she might need.
— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxel222) November 8, 2018
Some people offering to give their lives and ribs had blue checkmarks.
“If Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs any of my bones or internal organs I don’t need mine,” said actress Leslie Grossman.
“I hereby donate all of my ribs and organs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said journalist Lauren Duca.
“I will literally give 3 ribs to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she needs them, along with whichever other body parts she requires until 2020,” said activist and WaPo contributor Holly Figueroa O’Reilly.
If ever there were a case to argue that liberals are forcing Ginsburg to remain on the bench until her death this would at least be an arguing point.
As Reported by The Accosicated Press:
In her absence, the court went ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were on hand.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama’s second term, when Democrats also controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm her successor.
She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.
Ginsburg leads the court’s liberal wing.