“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ~Declaration of Independence
Roe v Wade is arguably the most famous and controversial Supreme Court case of the 20th century. Since 1973, it has been discussed during presidential debates, legislative hearings, and confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominees.
In 1776, the writers of the Declaration of Independence recognized that human beings have certain God-given rights that cannot be taken away, including the right to life. The right to life is also a fundamental principle of international human rights law.
So then, how did Roe v Wade come about in the first place?
The Roe v Wade movie tells the true story of the SCOTUS case that changed America. It gives an overview of abortion politics in the 1960s and 1970s, and provides detailed information about the both the background and aftermath of Roe v Wade.
This movie was produced by Nick Loeb, Cathy Allen, and Dr. Alveda King (niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr). Prominent actors in the film include Loeb, who plays NARAL co-founder Bernard Nathanson; Jon Voight, who plays Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger; and Stacey Dash, who plays pro-life activist Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson.
Here’s an interesting look at the constitutional setting of the Roe v Wade decision.
In 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott and all other black men, women, and children, whether slave or free, could not be considered “people” within the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice Taney wrote the following for the Court:
“[N]either the class of persons who had been imported as slaves, nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as part of the people, nor intended to be included in the general words used in that memorable instrument [i.e., the Constitution]” [Dred Scott v Sandford, 60 U.S. 19 How. 393 @ 407 (1857)].
Can you imagine carving a segment of humanity out of humanity itself and treating that particular segment as being constitutionally worthless?
And yet they did it again in 1973. The United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v Wade that God’s littlest children (those still in the protective wombs of their mothers) could not be considered “persons” within the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
The question of the personhood or non-personhood of the fetus was definitely at the heart of the ruling in the Roe v Wade case. Justice Harry Blackmun put the issue quite clearly in his majority opinion in Roe v Wade when he wrote:
“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment” [Roe v Wade, 410 U.S. 113 @ 157 (1973)].
Justice Blackmun then went on to list every usage of the word “person” in the Constitution, and drew the conclusion that none of those usages (and these are Justice Blackmun’s words) “indicates, with any assurance, that it has any possible pre-natal application” [Ibid.].
Democrats today claim that one of those decisions was wrong and the other was right.
Republicans say that both decisions were wrong.
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