7 Times the SCOTUS Opinion Overturning Roe Mentions "Privacy"
Kiss your privacy rights goodbye
The Alito opinion mentions privacy a handful of times and the ruling seems to reject the established idea of a right to privacy. A ruling that will make just about everyone in the political binary miserable as it’s only too suspicious the timing of this ruling as certain other rights to medical privacy are being debated.
Among some of its mentions of privacy:
Roe, however, was remarkably loose in its treatment of the constitutional text. It held that the abortion right, which is not mentioned in the Constitution, is part of a right to privacy, which is also not mentioned.
Citing a broad array of cases, the Court found support for a constitutional “right of personal privacy,” id., at 152, but it conflated two very different meanings of the term: the right to shield information from disclosure and the right to make and implement important personal decisions without governmental interference.
Read the whole thing here.
I’ve attached some snippets below.