11/26/2014 01:08 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Latest Surgery May Renew Debate Over Whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg Should Retire

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a known badass. At 81, she lifts weights, does pushups and revs up her heart rate on an elliptical glider. But even warriors have their setbacks, and on Wednesday morning, Ginsburg underwent heart surgery to place a stent in her coronary artery.

Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" and is expected to be discharged in 48 hours. But her latest surgery will likely spark a fresh round of debate on whether Ginsburg should retire, a topic that seems to keep coming up despite her insistence that she's fine and it isn't going to happen.

In a newly released segment of "Drinking & Talking" (which, OK, we actually filmed two months ago), we assembled a panel of experts to hash out the issue over glasses of Manischewitz and cheap Merlot. Experts included Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America; HuffPost reporter Laura Bassett; Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and co-executive director of UltraViolet; and a real live member of Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.). HuffPost's Sam Stein was also there.

Should people stop bugging Ginsburg about retiring? Is it her moral obligation to step down? Is there really any bigger badass on anything than Notorious RBG?

The episode is above. Decide for yourself.



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