What about the Right to Privacy and the Rights that have been Derived from Roe v. Wade?
It appears that the intent is to turn back the clock to the 19th century...
The draft opinion that indicates an overturning of Roe v. Wade does so by throwing out the implied constitutional right to privacy it created when implemented as law. What people don’t realize is the fact that a handful of other U.S. legal precedents also rely on the implied right to privacy.
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
This Supreme Court decision allows for married couples to buy contraceptives without government interference. The justices specifically ruled that a state’s ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy.
Loving v. Virginia (1968)
The Supreme Court gave the right to marriage privacy as the decision overturned any law banning interracial marriage within the United States.
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
A Supreme Court decision that helped to establish the implied rights to privacy in our laws but in the form of obscene materials such as pornography.
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)
The right to privacy and equal protection clauses were used to argue and allow the legality of same-sex marriage within the United States.
Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)
This Supreme Court ruling allowed families to decide for themselves if they want their children to learn another language outside of English.
Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)
The ruling found it unconstitutional to forcibly sterilize people as it violated the equal protection clause.
The point of naming off all of these Supreme Court rulings is the idea that the most recent draft opinion leak represents the current United States Supreme Court’s opinion. That would mean it appears that the intent is to turn back the clock to the 19th century by eliminating the implied sense of privacy given by previously enacted decisions.