Abortion is a constitutional right.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 15, 2019
constitutional rightsLegal definition of constitutional rights and examples – Law.com
n. rights given or reserved to the people by the U.S. Constitution, and in particular, the Bill of Rights (first ten amendments). These rights include: writ of habeas corpus, no bill of attainder, no duties or taxes on transporting goods from one state to another (Article I, Section 9); jury trials (Article III, Section 1); freedom of religion, speech, press (which includes all media), assembly and petition (First Amendment); state militia to bear arms (Second Amendment); no quartering of troops in homes (Third Amendment); no unreasonable search and seizure (Fourth Amendment); major (“capital and infamous”) crimes require indictment, no double jeopardy (more than one prosecution) for the same crime, no self-incrimination, right to due process, right to just compensation for property taken by eminent domain (Fifth Amendment); in criminal law, right to a speedy trial, to confront witnesses against one, and to counsel (Sixth Amendment); trial by jury (Seventh Amendment); right to bail, no excessive fines, and no cruel and unusual punishments (Eighth Amendment); unenumerated rights are reserved to the people (Ninth Amendment); equal protection of the laws (14th Amendment); no racial bars to voting (15th Amendment); no sex bar to voting (19th Amendment); and no poll tax (24th Amendment). Constitutional interpretation has expanded and added nuances to these rights.
Where in the Constitution does that right exist? Is it in the same article stating healthcare is a right? WRONG as always Bernie! You don't have a clue what the Constitution states are rights and it doesn't. You have always been a complete moron. #ProLife— Robin Weyand-James (@rlwjames) May 15, 2019
No, but the right to keep and bear arms is.— MacK the Knife (@Airsoft_macky17) May 15, 2019
Uuuummmmmmmm just realized read the Constitution for the one millionth time and I can't find it. Could the gentleman from Vermont be reading something that is not there— Matthew N. Kaufman (@Matkaufman1220) May 15, 2019
Where is it in the constitution? What about the right to Life?— M.D.T (@MichaelTurinet2) May 16, 2019
There were stupid arguments on both sides.
So was slavery. Legal doesn’t equal moral.— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) May 15, 2019
No slavery was not a constitutional right. Just because something was/is legal did/does not make it a right.
If you’re really stretching the limits of the power and going for a pragmatic or structural analysis interpretation method of the constitution, then maybe. Yes, the Court was able to reach Roe v. Wade, however, that was taking bits and pieces of other amendments for the decision— Gogetuh (@Gogetuh_Bwu) May 15, 2019
Still doesn’t make it a right.
Well technically it’s a precedent set by Roe v Wade not a constitutional right— Travis Jeffery Peck (@peck_jeffery) May 16, 2019
3. State criminal abortion laws, like those involved here, that except from criminality only a life-saving procedure on the mother’s behalf without regard to the stage of her pregnancy and other interests involved violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which protects against state action the right to privacy, including a woman’s qualified right to terminate her pregnancy. Though the State cannot override that right, it has legitimate interests in protecting both the pregnant woman’s health and the potentiality of human life, each of which interests grows and reaches a “compelling” point at various stages of the woman’s approach to termRoe v. Wade Supreme court decision – Findlaw.com
Yes it is!— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 15, 2019
"The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a fundamental "right to privacy" that protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion"
Incorrect. Right to privacy is never once mentioned in the Fourteenth Amendment— Jeremy Pritchett⚡️ (@JPritchett_11) May 15, 2019
The above tweet from Jeremy is correct. The right to privacy is not in the 14th Amendment. (It is in the 4th, but has more to do with search and seizure of property or persons). The Roe v. Wade justification is just flat wrong. Furthermore here is what the due process clause of the 14th Amendment does say.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
The 14th amendment does however, protect life; seems kind of counter to the Roe v. Wade argument actually.
This is typical Bernie Sanders. A fossil of a Senator from Vermont, who’s never passed a piece of original legislation in his 28 years in Congress.
Everything Bernie Sanders likes, is what should be a right in his eyes.
I grew up in a family that struggled financially, but I was able to attend an excellent public college which at that time was virtually tuition-free.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 6, 2019
We are going to once again make higher education a right for all, not a privilege for the few.
It is not a radical idea to suggest that clean drinking water and clean air should be the right of all Americans, regardless of their income or the color of their skin.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 14, 2019
I've been criticized for saying this, so let me say it again: Every American citizen should have the right to vote, even if they are in jail. pic.twitter.com/xyTA5wyYzU— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 25, 2019
Health care is not a commodity. It is a human right. And the goal of a sane health care system should be to keep people well, not to make stockholders rich. That is why we need Medicare for All.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 22, 2019
Jobs, housing, retirement.
FDR stated the Bill of Rights wasn't enough and we needed to guarantee economic rights as well: the right to a decent job, the right to health care, housing, education, retirement security, etc. I agree with FDR. Economic rights are human rights.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 24, 2019
Are you ready for something truly insane?— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 5, 2019
Farmers aren’t allowed to repair their own tractors without paying an authorized John Deere repair agent.
I think the person who bought that machinery has a right to fix that damn piece of machinery. pic.twitter.com/Ld4omeULVC