Clearly, the people of Kansas at the time didn’t think their Constitution protected the right to an abortion.Justice Caleb Stegall wrote a searing dissent, criticizing the majority for “abandon[ing] the original public meaning” of the Kansas Constitution and “arbitrarily grant[ing] a regulatory reprieve to the judicially privileged act of abortion.”He summarized the majority’s ahistorical reasoning in stark terms: “[T]he story told by the majority is a strange one. In it, all the luminaries of the western legal tradition— from Sir Edward Coke and William Blackstone to Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson—would celebrate and enshrine a right to nearly unfettered abortion access.
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“Activist judges” will be the death of the Republic.
Words mean what they mean.
Finding new “positive” rights in old texts is impossible since the Dead Old White Guys knew the difference between the RIGHT to be left alone (negative) and a RIGHT to something (positive).
“Cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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