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Honest question: Why does the 4th Amendment not give us a right to privacy of our own bodies?

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

This would seem to me that if someone were "secure in their person" against "searches and seizures" it would seem that we have autonomy over our own bodies, male or female. (including reproductive parts).

Also the ninth Amendment seems to be glossed over in this whole "No right to privacy" argument that this bunch of imams that have current control of our Extreme Court. It would seem to me making decisions over out own bodies would be one of the most basic of the not enumerated rights.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


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