This opinion piece in The Washington Post counters claims made in the Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by the Mississippi Solicitor General and echoed by Justice Brett Kavanaugh that the Constitution is “neutral” on abortion, as the Justice said.
The piece states:
“The fundamental flaw here is that the Constitution exists in no small part to protect the rights of the individual against the tyranny of the majority. The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment exist to put some issues off limits for majority rule — as Justice Robert H. Jackson put it in a 1943 ruling protecting the right of Jehovah’s Witness schoolchildren not to be forced to salute the flag, “to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities.” The Supreme Court, in protecting abortion rights, isn’t telling women what to do: It is preserving space for them to make their own decisions about their own pregnancies.”
“Opinion: No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion,” The Washington Post, 12.07.21
More about the case:Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization