|English: Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
February 17, 2016
Scalia was an ardent defender of the principle that the right to life has been severely denigrated by the United States Supreme Court since the infamous Roeand Doe surgical abortion decisions of 1973. And his love of the Constitution as a document perfected by those who wrote it was often at odds with the notion that the Constitution is a "living document." He once said, "The Constitution is not a living organism. . . . It's a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn't say what it doesn't say."
In a 2010 address at Virginia's University of Richmond, Scalia is quoted by LifeNews.com as saying,
- "The Constitution says what it says and it doesn't say anything more. For flexibility, all you need is a legislature and a ballot box," he added, in terms of how abortion advocates should attempt to change the constitution if they want to have legal abortions.
By allowing the Supreme Court to create rights not enumerated by the Constitution – "you