Abortion: A constitutional right?

Abortion: A constitutional right? | Lebanon Law Review | Jad Chahrour
The Right to Abortion and its relation to the Constitutional Right to Privacy in American Constitutional Law.

Abortion in the Constitution: an Introduction

This writing will discuss the topic of abortion and its relation with the constitutional right to Privacy, as well as the extent to which the latter must be limited by the Government. The thesis that is going to be argued is concurrent with the latest ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022) which overturned the controversial decision Roe v. Wade (1973). It will be argued that abortion has no constitutional ground as it shall not be protected under the constitutional right to privacy, or to “be let alone”. It will also be argued in favor of the most extensive/ least restrictive version of the right to be let alone.

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Jad Chahrour

Published Author. Former Chairman of the Human Rights Commission in the Lebanese Youth Parliament. Extremely passionate about politics, economics, and social issues around the world.