Roe v. 14th Amendment

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Blackmun used 14th Amendment as an excuse for enacting Roe: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United 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.” Blackmun imagined in the 14th Amendment a power and application that the authors and ratifiers had not: abortion was illegal when it was written/ratified. Nor had anyone else noticed this power and responsibility in the 14th, for 95 years between ratification of the 14th and the Roe ruling. Ask yourself, who is more likely wrong? The authors and every Judge and Constitutional Scholars before (and after) Blackmun, or the Blackmun court/ruling?


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