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On the website httpwwwtourolawedupatchRoe the opinion of the court issued by Justice Blackmun stated in the suit brought forth against the state of Texas in Roe v Wade there were alleged infractions against 5 of Roes constitutional rights These were against her 1st 4th 5th 9th and 14th amendment rights Although the final decision was based on the violation of her 14th amendment rights there were also arguably violations against some of the others as well For the reasons I will state below I do consider Roe to be viable With respect to her 1st amendment rights there was nothing the state of Texas did which restricted her religion or her ability to speak or assemble in public so this is really a solid NO for Roe The 4th Amendment secures The right of the people to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized This I believe is in favor of Roe with respect to a DoctorPatient confidentiality This would prevent the State of Texas from being included in any medical decisions made by the patient The 5th Amendment depending on the debate of when human life begins actually works for and against Roe This Amendment states that No person shall be deprived of life liberty or property without due process of law This life by some could be defined to include the unborn child so this works against Roe When Thomas Jefferson drafted the constitution he borrowed a phrase from John Locke an 18th century English Philosopher The phrase life liberty and property outlined in Lockes Contract Theory was changed to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness by Jefferson To the original members of the Continental Congress one could
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