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A Constitutional right to privacy?

One of the odd things in life is that the U. S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe vs. Wade, the one that extended abortion rights as a matter of Constitutional law, was in large part decided upon by resort to a previously unarticulated Constitutional right to privacy in the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. If the Supreme Court revisits and changes the result of Roe, as seems possible, can that be changed without sacrificing the under-pinning of a Constitutional right to personal privacy?

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Written by Tom Fox

07/08/2011 at 10:28 am

Posted in Legal

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