abortion Adrian - Abortions are also protected by the...

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Abortions are also protected by the constitution because abortions are a private matter and the constitution protects the privacy of citizens. Abortion is a medical procedure and it is well known that doctors and patients have confidentiality agreements. A confidentiality agreement would not be needed if the case was not a private matter. So with that established, the conclusion can be made that the abortion is protected by the constitution and is therefore protected at a federal level. The right to privacy in the constitution is not written out in plain text and that makes it difficult to grasp, but it is clearly visible when the first, third, fourth, and ninth amendments are combined as they were in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut. In the Griswold v. Connecticut case the justices stated that there are rights that are not directly stated in the constitution and they work because, “Without those peripheral rights, the specific rights would be less secure.” In this case the opinion states how the first amendment alone has a penumbra where privacy is assumed since people are given freedom of association and privacy in that association (established in
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Mills during the Spring '11 term at CSU Pueblo.

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