Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


morality, abortion, constitutional rights


The morality of abortion is not as pressing a question as whether a woman has a right to an abortion based on the rights granted her in the ninth and fourteenth amendments. Morality cannot be completely extricated from the issue of abortion. Nonetheless, the constitutional rights determine the legality of abortion, thus having the greatest effect on the woman and her fetus. Two questions must therefore be addressed: first, what are the rights of the woman as stated in the Constitution? second, what are the rights of the fetus?

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