Constitutional law expert comments on Roe V Wade

From author Anne Hendershott, on Roe V Wade:

“The constitutional law expert Bernard Siegan, for instance, believes that some of the justices, rather than engaging in a careful reading of the Constitution to guide them, made a political decision based upon their own personal beliefs. In his book The Supreme Court’s Constitution, Professor Siegan suggests that in the case of Roe V Wade, “a major problem confronted by the majority justices was how best to rationalize constitutionally this enormously important decision, destined to strike down, in whole or in part, the statutes of every state in the union.” Siegan concludes that instead of interpreting a particular provision of the Constitution as requiring invalidation of a statute, the justices sought to find constitutional basis for decisions they had already determined in advance.”

Anne Hendershott The Politics of Abortion (New York, New York: Encounter Books, 2006) 2

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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