Letter: Decision was about Constitution, not ethics

Updated 7/5/2022 7:30 PM

With the cancellation of the former Roe v. Wade decision, the media has and will profess all sorts of untruths about the outcome. Please read the following clearly: It is the only fact that is relevant.

The Supreme Court did not vote on whether abortion is wrong or right. It voted upon whether the Roe v. Wade decision was based upon Constitutional or federal law. And it wasn't. Fifty years ago, there was no presiding law to base their decision upon. Basically, they had written law, which became precedent.


It is not the responsibility, nor the right of the Supreme Court, to engage in these acts. Had a law, either within the Constitution or passed into law, existed, whatever decision they had reached would have been valid.

And so, for people who would like to have federal law in this regard, proceed to write and pass legislation that can become federal law, or based upon the federal law providing for states to pass their own law under the states' rights doctrine, pass state laws, which already exist in many states.

This issue has never been about right or wrong, it is about the constitutionality of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Richard Francke


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