Abortion


“Doesn’t this open the door for abortion rights.”

  • Roe v. Wade was decided on the Right to Privacy, not on a non-existent federal Equal Rights Amendment. Subsequent abortion decisions, including those concerning Medicaid funding, turned on privacy and/or liberty interests of women.
  • Twenty-four states, including Virginia, have adopted Equal Rights Amendments in state constitutions without voiding, limiting, or expanding abortion statutes.