Outraged because there were those who believed that

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outraged because there were those who believed that life begins at conception and they feel that the unborn child deserves the same legal protections as an adult and ending a life was like committing a murder. Rehnquist objected to the majority’s reasoning on several grounds, the lack of evidence of legitimate plaintiff; he sated the in order for the court to rule abortion couldn’t be regulated during the first trimester, abortion is not a private act; regardless to the court he would conclude the opposite, court
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unclear on where right to privacy is found in the constitution; he stated that constitution never used the word private, due process rights, rational relations not strict scrutiny, test; which he agreed that the due process clause protected liberties not explicitly mentioned in the constitution and due to process clause consistent with abortion laws; he stated that the drafters of the fourteenth amendment did not intend the amendment to be withdrawn from the state’s power to legislate with respect to this matter.
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  • Summer '16
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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