(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a decision today that has left the pro-life movement disappointed, the United States Supreme Court decided not to take up an appeal that would’ve had the court decide if unborn children have constitutional rights.
According to Newsweek in a report headlined “Supreme Court Refuses to Consider if Fetuses Have Constitutional Rights“:
“The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to decide whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights in light of its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
“In the landmark 1973 decision that effectively legalized abortion nationwide, the Supreme Court ruled that the word “person” in the Fourteenth Amendment does not include the unborn.
“But after the court struck down Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in late June, clearing the way for a case that asked the justices to ‘complete the analysis begun in Dobbs’ and decide if fetuses have constitutional rights.” [emphasis added]
More specifically, as Reuters notes:
“Lawyers for the group Catholics for Life and the two Rhode Island women – one named Nichole Leigh Rowley and the other using the pseudonym Jane Doe – argued that the case ‘presents the opportunity for this court to meet that inevitable question head on’ by deciding if fetuses possess due process and equal protection rights conferred by the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.” [emphasis added]
For now, that question will go unanswered by the Supreme Court as it has decided it will not take up the issue.
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