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By Joseph Enders, Church Militant, September 25, 2020

How America got here

Roe v. Wade stained the moral character of the nation by giving us national abortion on demand. Often neglected in the analysis of abortion jurisprudence is the long road that got us to Roe. Indeed, a series of bad court decisions fundamentally changed the way we interpret the Constitution, birthing this strange new era of judicial activism — an era that has yielded judicial “super-legislation” for which no one in the United States voted.

A major turning point came with the legalization of birth control for married couples in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which established the “right to privacy” — a “right” that cannot be found anywhere in the black letter of the Constitution.  …

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