The U.S. Constitution Protects Privacy Rights—If You Know Where to Look

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Abortion-rights supporters protest following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, June 24, 2022 (AP photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe).

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health rolled back half a century of federally protected reproductive rights and reverted the authority to regulate abortion to the states. The ruling was celebrated by anti-abortion advocates and met with outrage from reproductive justice supporters. At the international level, it has been condemned by United Nations human rights officials and U.S. allies alike. It has also become a propaganda tool for U.S. enemies: The Taliban referred to the ruling to point out U.S. hypocrisy on women’s rights and argue that the sanctions against them should be […]

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