The pending abortion law in Alabama has pro-abortion politicians like Bernie Sanders wrapping themselves in the Constitution. Here’s what Sanders had to say in a brief tweet:
Abortion is a constitutional right.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 15, 2019
Founding Fathers unavailable for comment. But naturally, many on the Left, including Ed Krassenstein, applauded Sanders:
Yes it is!
"The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a fundamental "right to privacy" that protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion"
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 15, 2019
The Fourteenth Amendment also says, “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
Others don’t see it Bernie’s way:
Yea, no it's not, psycho. https://t.co/1hTcUcCYYo
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) May 15, 2019
According to the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, the right to life is a constitutional right. https://t.co/CcxRZ8mDb0
— Jason Berardo (@jasonberardo) May 15, 2019
isn't the right to live also a constitutional right?
— Ramzi Oumeish (@Ramzioumeish) May 15, 2019
Since when? ?
— Michael Knowles’ Pet Fish ? (@MJKPetFish) May 15, 2019
I'm pro choice. I'm also pro constitution. Please show me where the constitution makes abortion a constitutional right.
— Lee C Eldridge (@LeeCEldridge) May 15, 2019
Notice he didn't say "human right." https://t.co/ptfxz4MYAN
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) May 15, 2019
AGAIN! How is a service provided by someone else a constitutional right? https://t.co/w6S8A0yEYS
— Jiten Patel (@jitenpatel) May 15, 2019
I must have missed it. Is it before or after the one that gives imprisoned rapists, murderers, and terrorists the right to vote? https://t.co/vrv5fnCyng
— The Stranded Liberal (@LiberalStranded) May 15, 2019
No, it does not say that in the Constitution.
You read the Constitution, right Bernie? https://t.co/LOt7LFvjcj
— ???? ???? (@captbeardinator) May 15, 2019
We assume that at least part of Sanders’ justification for that tweet can be found in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which doesn’t make it a “constitutional right”:
No it's not.
— Amie Whatserface (@AmieWohrer) May 15, 2019
Please see the Roe V Wade decision. It’ll help point you in the right direction
— Amanda Marie (@Asola320) May 15, 2019
Abby Johnson gets the last word on this:
So was slavery. Legal doesn’t equal moral.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) May 15, 2019