Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Public domain.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear during Wednesday’s hearing on a Mississippi pro-life law banning abortions at 15 weeks that there is no right to abortion in the Constitution.

Life News reports:

“Would you specifically tell me, specifically state what the right is, is it specifically abortion? Is it a liberty? Is it liberty? Is it autonomy? Is it privacy?” Thomas asked.

He knew full well the Constitution affords no right to abortion, but wanted to see where the pro-abortion attorney would make it up.

“The right is grounded in the liberty component of the 14th Amendment, Justice Thomas. But I think that it promotes interest in autonomy, bodily integrity, liberty and equality. And I do think it is specifically the right to abortion here, the right of a woman to be able to control, without the state forcing her to continue a pregnancy, whether to carry that baby to term,” one of the lawyers challenging the Mississippi law said.

“I understand we’re talking about abortion here,” Thomas said. “But what is confusing is that we, if we were talking about the Second Amendment, I know exactly what we’re talking about. If we’re talking about the Fourth Amendment I know what we’re talking about because it’s written there. What specifically is the right here that we’re talking about?”

“It’s the right of a woman prior to viability to control whether to continue with a pregnancy,” the lawyer replied, still without finding any Constitutional basis for abortion.

Read more at Life News.

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Dan P Moylan
Dan P Moylan
1 month ago

no matter how much evil progressives say it, the right to kill an innocent preborn baby cannot be found in the constitution

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

“Biden refuses cognitive testing” – “despite showing many obvious signs of diminished cognitive function” joe biden claims American is back, what reality, is this lack of mental ability for judgement is he living in? He lacks any required ability for basic leadership skills, responsibility, Look at all his personal decisions since being in office.  Afghanistan with his callous regard for loss , fuel transportation cost, resulting in the highest inflation our Country has ever seen. His appointment of non qualified persons who are unable to resolve any of the un American problems he created against the American people, like his open border policy, allowing illegal drugs, invaders to swarm into our Country without consequence. Ask yourself is this not the from loss in his mental state? Look at the bidens love of China, and the decisions made since he has been in the White House that favor this Communist Country, the money the bidens been well compensated for those decisions. And there’s many in that community who believe starting at age 65, there should be some sort of screening that’s done. Dr. Ronald Peterson, who runs the Alzheimer’s clinic at Mayo has been somebody who talked about that.” “But as far as we know, President Biden, “we didn’t see any kind of tests like that performed since being in office” O’Connor concluded claiming that biden may remain fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations, except ” without any testing for what appears to be the obvious threat to “Biden’s ability to perform his job, his mental fitness?” “President Trump had something known as the Montreal cognitive assessment. It’s sort of a screening test for dementia. And, you know, that there was no mention of that sort of thing here. It is a constant point of discussion. I can tell you within the geriatrics community, I wrote this book last year about brain health, and one of the things that kept coming up was, should sort of leadership types of screening tests, cognitive screening tests, be more commonly done? The democrats complained and complained until Trump took the exam,where are the same complaints from the democrats against bidens abuse of power.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

You seem to suggest aborting his brain. If so, I’m wondering how that would help. [smile]

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Justice Thomas seems to have trapped this lawyer. The Roe v. Wade ruling already affirmed the claim that abortion is a right almost 50 years ago. The problem is the lawyer could not identify precisely where in the Constitution it states that right.

He used terms like “grounded in the liberty component” and “promotes interest in autonomy…integrity, liberty and equality” but could not justify that Roe v. Wade affirmed a right. At the end of this discussion, I’d guess they’ll toss the issue back to the states.

I hope the states will recognize it’s a private matter between obstetrician and patient. I also hope those 50 laws would strictly regulate obstetricians to overall health, short times, admitting privileges to nearby hospitals, forbid abortion mills, sales of body parts, etc.

I hope planned parenthood continues as a federally funded service that provides advice and treatment to expectant mothers. I also hope the colossal profits from abortion will vanish. At the end, I hope expectant mothers recognize that pregnancy is an inviolable responsibility.

Elaine
Elaine
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Unless a women is raped there are lots of birth control methods available today that were not in my youth. Plus the day after pill. The massive number of abortions is disgusting, it is after all a life. If there is such love for abortions let those who support it pay for it, it should not be the government to support the abortion industry.

Paul Q
Paul Q
1 month ago

The Justice took the Progressive Young Lady to the Wood Shed. There is Nothing Pro Death Attorneys can cite to justify barbarism. Like Roe, her arguement was FLAWED.

Mac
Mac
1 month ago

Women have the option to take birth control meds! to make sure she is protected from
becoming pregnant!

Van Snyder
1 month ago

The only thing that appears twice in the Constitution is “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” (Amendments V and XIV).

The real question is “at what instant does an unborn child stop being property and become a person entitled to the protections of the Constitution?”

In Dred Scott v. Sanford, it was decided that Scott’s status as “property” was more important than his status as “person.” It is now universally agreed that that case was decided wrongly.

Roe v. Wade was cut from the same cloth.

Herrmann J Glockler
Herrmann J Glockler
1 month ago

In the original Roe vs. Wade decision, SCOTUS made the statement, that whenever we (Science) learn when human life begins, this decision (and I paraphrise) will be Null and Void.
The suggestion then was detectable heart beat.

Science now says that the full DNA of a new human being is established at the time of Conception, Life of a new human is created at conception.

Abortion is forcible taking of a human life

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

Well, we know that there is at least one logical, right-thinking Justice on the Court. The “right” to abortion is a figment of a rogue Court’s imagination. There is no way the pro-abortion attorney could answer Thomas’s question. There is NO answer. The “right” only exists in the mantra “if it feels good, do it”–there should be no consequence of a person’s choice.

Randal Agostini
Randal Agostini
1 month ago

The convenience of abortion misrepresents everything about womanhood and motherhood, creating the modern equivalence of a “human factory,” which changes the subject to to a scientific project, a man made process. No matter how the biology works, the creation of a conscious living human being is a gift of love, the union and creation of love. To depose this honor is to destroy the essence of life – the entire meaning of who and what we are. Granted, it is far more difficult to maintain that honor, but it is a value worth the effort, for it creates an environment in and through which all are loved and therefore valued.