Based on the 14th amendment in section 1: "nor shall any state deprive any person of life" legalizing abortion is unconstitutional.Posted by: xhammy
Ask yourself, A: is it human. B: is it alive. C: are you denying it life. Should you find all three to be correct then you may find abortion to be unconstitutional.
Well duh, but I am just a radical right wing nut who hates women.
Assuming that an unborn being has no feelings is extremely stupid. Of course it has feelings. Research shows that a fetus can begin feeling at 3 weeks of pregnancy. I'll say an important quote which I read on google images: "100% of those who support slavery are not enslaved. 100% of those who support abortion were born. That's how oppression works." How the heck would that not be true?
Yes, it is unconstitutional; and congress is liable as well. First off, "citizen" was clearly defined by Sen. Howard when he introduced the bill to the Senate and gave his statement of intent. Hey stated that foreigners and aliens were not protected under this amendment; two terms clearly defined well before that time. Still, proponents of illegal immigration attempt to downplay the Senator's intent as well as common sense and respect for American Citizens by arguing the failure to define "within jurisdiction[...]. However, what they fail to tell you, is the author of the 14th Amendment specifically put in Section 5; a set of words giving congress the ability to shut this down.
If at any point it's definition can change to encompass being a full fledged human then it would become unconstitutional ... and we would look back at this discussion and call every nay sayer wrong for believing otherwise. I think its more of a question of 'when' will the definition change. Its fast becoming that all of this constitutionality these people are claiming for abortions will soon all be recognized as unconstitutional.
Based on just the 14th Ammendment abortion is constitutional because a fetus is not legally not biologically considered a person.
Context is important. If you cherry pick which portions of the constitution you want to use as evidence, then you could find justification for a lot of things.
whether or not the fetus qualifies as a 'person' is still disputed, therefore abortion is not unconstitutional since the question of whether or not the fetus is a person in the first place remains unresolved
A fetus is not a person, we still have the death penalty and that kills a real person
Abortion should be legal until the fetus is viable
If a fetus gets rights for being human and living than every living cell in your body would have to receive these same rights. The idea of basing personhood of species also presents problems. You have to find a specific trait which all humans poccess, but are absent in all other species before you can say that personhood should be limited to only humans and I garentee you no such relevent trait exists.
A fetus is not a person. At least, not yet.