Friday, February 9, 2007
LEGAL RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN
B. The right of life is superior to the right of privacy.
The woman's so-called right to privacy takes precedence over the child's right to life and safety.
1. The court itself states that "The Constitution does not explicitly mention any right of privacy. (Wade p. 37)
2. Having denied the personhood of the unborn the court states that the state has an interest. (If the unborn is indeed only a blob of tissue what interest does the state have?)
3. The answer to the above is that the state (according to the court) is interested in the health and safety of the mother. Therefore the following ruling . . . "The medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors--physical, emotional, psychological. familial, woman's age--relevant to the well being of the patient."
(The bottom line is that the court could not make an abortion ruling opening the door to abortion on demand if it ruled that the fetus was human.) ROE V. WADE, DOE V. BOLTON. Decision and arguments
[To be continued . . .]