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Abortion Beyond Comprehension

Beyond Comprehension

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."(United States Declaration of Independence)

Roe V. Wade, January 22, 1973. A split 5-4 decision forever changed and prevented many lives. Now, because of this monumental decision, abortion is legal, on demand, whenever the woman wants one. Did the court make an educated and reasonable decision? Or did they overstep their bounds?
On July 9, 1968, the 14th Amendment was passed into law to protect freed slaves in their quest for "liberty." In his opinion in Roe v. Wade, Justice Blackbum stated,

"This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment's concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment's reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy."

In the 14th Amendment, section 1, it states,

"...nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The 9th Amendment states,

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
In the dissenting opinion of Roe v. Wade, Justice White wrote,

"With all due respect, I dissent. I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court's judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes." He continued, "The Court apparently values the convenience of the pregnant mother more than the continued existence and development of the life or potential life that she carries."

Upon reading this paper, you have reviewed the exact wording of the portion of the United States Constitution pertaining to the abortion issue. You have now also read portions of both opinions of the court. So how do you decide which side is right?

Consider the Pro Abortion stance. As Justice White also included,

"At the heart of the controversy in these cases are those recurring pregnancies that pose no danger whatsoever to...

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