From the Dobbs v. Jackson majority opinion overturning Roe v Wade:
“Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
From the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Seems contradictory, no? Consider that the mortality rate for a term pregnancy of a black woman in Mississippi is more than 100 times the mortality rate for a first term abortion. Shouldn’t the right to life be retained by the people who are living? How ironic.
The NEJM editors have published a relevant editorial dated June 26, 2022: Lawmakers v. The Scientific Realities of Human Reproduction