Abortion Laws-Let the Women Decide
The decision to have an abortion should be strictly between a woman and her doctor. No politician should deny women control over their own bodies and access medical care.
There is no mention whatsoever in the U.S. Constitution of “Judicial Review.” This power was seized by Chief Justice John Marshall in the case Marbury v. Madison. The Supreme Court should not have the power to overrule the legislation of Congress. The people through their elected representatives should decide what the law is not appointed, unelected dictators on the Supreme Court. Judges can never be the impartial defenders of the Rule of Law as long as judicial review gives them the power to legislate from the bench. The partisan lawmakers on the Supreme Court have made disastrous legislative decisions like Dred Scott, Plessy v Ferguson, Roe v Wade, Citizen’s United v FEC, and the list goes on.
As Americans, not only do we have privacy rights, we have an un-enumerated 9th Amendment right to procreate. Despite the failure of the U.S. Supreme Court to enumerate fundamental rights under the 9th Amendment, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a fundamental right to have children. If we have a right to procreate then we also have a right not to procreate.
Prohibition of abortion won’t end abortion it simply takes regulatory power from the public and puts it into the hands of the black market. RU486, the abortion pill, will be distributed. The War on Drugs has witnessed increased distribution for over one hundred years. Obviously, distribution is inevitable. The only question left to ask is “How will drugs be distributed? Will they be distributed legally safely and peacefully like alcohol and prescription drugs or illegally, unsafely and violently like narcotics? Abortion prohibition, like drug prohibition, is an exercise in futility. An invitation to the black market destroys public safety.
In my view, the abortion question is best left to the judgment of women.