On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a constitutional question emerges: Are women still ‘people’?

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Author(s) Katie Watson
Source Chicago Tribune
Date January 21, 2022
URL https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-roe-v-wade-dobbs-jackson-abortion-rights-20220121-edqzvpsp7rhttnsszmvzowx4w4-story.html
Quotes-start.png In its analysis of original intent, the Roe court concluded that the use of the word “person” in the Constitution applies only after birth, in part because none of its 16 uses “has any possible prenatal application.” If the Dobbs court rules that it is not unconstitutional for legislatures to “pick” fetuses over women before fetuses can live independently (“viability”), it will be ruling that “No, women are not full people under the Constitution.” Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Supreme Court was correct in its ruling on the topic Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.