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When the Constitution was drafted, abortion was a choice left to women

In his draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. repeatedly emphasizes that the Constitution did not explicitly provide the right to abortion.


No, it did not. Nor did it provide for any other medical care specifically, much less intimate care related to sex and reproduction. But Alito makes a profound mistake in assuming that this means people did not regard fertility management as an elemental and presumed part of women’s familial and social roles...

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