Roe V. Wade: An Enduring Term Paper

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While I do believe a woman should have the right to choose, I am not necessarily convinced of that the Ninth and the Fourteenth Amendment allow for a so-called right to privacy to support the creation of a right in this instance. Admittedly, I am not a legal scholar, so to disagree with Justice Blackmun seems a bit of a stretch; however, what he did in Roe v. Wade was likewise a "step" or, I should say, one giant leap. I simply do not see how the Fourteenth Amendment which is a procedural safeguard to protect against state intrusion upon its citizens' life, liberty, and property. The Fourteenth Amendment pertains to the state's notice requirement to give citizens notice upon the possibility of taking away of his/her life, liberty, or property. Additionally, I am concerned that we conferred a right to women based upon a privacy right that we may not grant to men or to potential fathers. Does that mean that women have fundamental rights that men, even the fathers of unborn children, cannot claim? Moreover, my final concern is that this sets a dangerous precedence wherein a skillful justice can create an "implied" right when there simply isn't a legal right delineated within the text itself. Thus, I would be more comfortable with the holding if it were based upon something more than a tenuous connection to a debatable and previously non-existent right to privacy.

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The right to an abortion. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2010, from http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/Roeargs.htm


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