Many reactions came from pro-life organizations, some of whom expressed their hopes for a pro-life replacement on the court.
"Rest in peace, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let's pray for the repose of her soul and for her family. Let's continue to pray for our nation," said Lila Rose, president of the pro-life group Live Action.
Americans United for Life, a national pro-life group, noted that despite some positive elements in Ginsburg's efforts for gender equality, her pro-abortion jurisprudence has left a far more regrettable legacy.
"We are grateful for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's contributions as an advocate prior to being a judge, in bringing down legal barriers to women's advancement in American society. We are deeply saddened by her death, particularly at this moment in our nation's history," the group said on Twitter.
"Abortion is understood for what it is by millions of Americans due to its cruelty and violence. Future generations will not smile on the culture of indifference toward human life that Justice Ginsburg perpetuated [for] women who deserve better...Abortion doesn't contribute to women's happiness, and abortion isn't necessary for women to succeed."
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Pro-life group Students for Life tweeted: "Tonight, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away, and our thoughts are with her family."
"In partnership with Students for Life Action, we call for President Trump to move quickly with an appointment, in light of her tragic death."
Ginsburg had survived several bouts of cancer before she died surrounded by her family, the Supreme Court said. Her husband, Marty Ginsburg, died in 2010.