Scalia Suggests Women Have No Right to Contraception

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says that the pivotal decision which reversed a law that prohibited women from using contraception is not supported under his interpretation of the Constitution.

During an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Scalia why he believed that it is a "lie" that women have a Constitutional right to abortion.

"Nobody ever thought that the America people voted to prohibit limitations on abortions," the 76-year-old conservative justice explained. "There's nothing in the Constitution that says that."

"What about the right to privacy that the court found in 1965?" Wallace pressed.

"There's no right to privacy in the Constitution -- no generalized right to privacy," Scalia insisted.

"Well, in the Griswold case, the court said there was," Wallace pointed out.

"Yeah, it did," Scalia agreed. "And that was wrong."

Under the principle of originalism, the Constitution "simple doesn't cover" abortion," he added. "Which means it's left to -- it's left to democratic choice as most things are, even important things like abortion."

In its 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut decision, the court found that Connecticut could not prohibit the use of contraception because people have a "right to marital privacy."
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What on earth does contraception have to do with abortion?(Well, except for the women who use abortion AS birth control, that is).

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But if Tony Baby was on the faculty at Notre Dame his Viagra needs would be fully and completely covered; but Ms. Tony Baby would only have a broom stick to whack him between the legs with as her best means to contraception...
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But if Tony Baby was on the faculty at Notre Dame his Viagra needs would be fully and completely covered; but Ms. Tony Baby would only have a broom stick to whack him between the legs with as her best means to contraception...
That's a queer thought. How would you know that Tony Baby needs Viagra? Do you have some inside personal info you would like to share?
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All you old, senile woman hater need Viagra, look on YOUR label....
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The Griswold decision is a perfect example of a activist court. Connecticut could have changed the law through the state legislative process without the courts getting involved and reinterpeting the constitution.
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Seems like a hear a high pitched whining, from a moron, who "thinks" IT'S a judicial expert... Poor teabbagger progress sucks, right ??? LMAOROTFu~!

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The concept of "rights" is a construct of whatever culture or society you live within. The only rights nature grants you is none. By virtue of human created documents like the Constitution we grant ourselves "basic" human rights, legal rights, civil rights, etc. I don't believe the constitution grants the right to conceive any more than it grants the right to avoid conception. And it currently does not grant the right to end a pregnancy once it has begun.

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Ben Dover wrote:
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That's a queer thought. How would you know that Tony Baby needs Viagra? Do you have some inside personal info you would like to share?
My girl friend (shown at left) can do for Supreme Court Justices what she has done for Pronto Pups and while she is reluctant to name names, she can offer insight into the short comings of certain right wing kook jurists....
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My girl friend (shown at left) can do for Supreme Court Justices what she has done for Pronto Pups and while she is reluctant to name names, she can offer insight into the short comings of certain right wing kook jurists....
Another queer thought. Perverts do not rule this Country... yet.

We will stop the perversion.
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Jesus kissed the apostles, YOU stopped his perversion too, right ???

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Ben Dover wrote:
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Another queer thought. Perverts do not rule this Country... yet.
We will stop the perversion.
We're all looking for forward to the wedding announcement:

Ben Dover and Phillip MacCrevice....
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Jesus kissed the apostles, YOU stopped his perversion too, right ???
Where does a pervert like to kiss?
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Ben Dover wrote:
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Another queer thought. Perverts do not rule this Country... yet.
We will stop the perversion.
Republicans with cameras in our bedrooms. What a pleasant thought.

Will you tell me which positions I must use as well?

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Jerry wrote:
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Republicans with cameras in our bedrooms. What a pleasant thought.
Will you tell me which positions I must use as well?
Republicans don't really want freedom, what they really want is for the entire country to be forced into living and believing as they see fit.
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How pathetic that so-called liberated women have to depend on government to oversee their wild and crazy sex lives. What a bunch of whiny little hypocrites. No one is trying to "get rid of contraception". Quite the contrary, I hope you don't reproduce, just pay for it yourselves!
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They do pay for it, by paying for medical coverage...

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