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Robert W. Peck

An Open Letter to My U.S. Senator Regarding Abortion, Basic Rights, and Our Own Bodies

Even if the American founders had foolishly looked to government to be the grantor of rights, the constitution itself does not name abortion as a granted right. Therefore, it would be for Congress to determine rights as it is the constitutional recipient of “all legislative power.” The judicial branch was not given any legislative power. Therefore, judicial decisions, including Roe v. Wade, do not constitute law and cannot grant rights.