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Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women.

USA TODAY

The claim: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a ‘medical freedom champion’

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, people have taken to social media to honor her legacy. An Instagram tribute by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent anti-vaccination activist, claims that Ginsburg voted in support of medical freedom.

Kennedy’s caption on the Instagram post — a picture of Ginsburg under the text “R.I.P. R.B.G: Medical Freedom Champion” — pointed to a case in which the justice dissented as evidence in support of the claim.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death robs vaccine safety advocates of one of their SCOTUS champions,” the post reads. “The other is Sonia Sotomayor. In 2015, RBG joined Sotomayor in a withering dissent of Judge Scalia’s historic decision