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SlipperySlope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:07 PM
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3. I'm in the same boat.
Like you, I agree with the outcome of Roe v. Wade, but find the logic in the ruling to be unconvincing. It seemed like the judges had to really stretch to create the "right", instead of it being clearly supported in the constitution.

That said, I would much prefer that judges stretch to find rights, over stretching to take them away.

I think the true answer to your dilemma would be to push for a constiutional amendment specifically recognizing the right to personal privacy, and explicitly recognizing that right extends to medical decisions. After all, it was out of the right to privacy that the "right to choose" was born.

Quoting from the ruling: We, therefore, conclude that the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified and must be considered against important state interests in regulation.
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