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Pro-abortion protesters embrace mob rule | LETTER

Protests on the steps of the Supreme Court over the possibility that the landmark Roe v. Wade could be undone are crowd rule exercises. For abortion to be legal, it must be codified in law. People who feel strongly about this issue should mobilize at the state level, where there is a much better chance of success and where the results will be more permanent.

The Constitution is the governing document of our democratic republic and the law of our land. It has been amended by amendment sparingly and only for the most important rights that apply to all citizens, such as freedom of speech and religion and the right to vote. The Constitution is very difficult to amend, for good reason.

The Constitution limits the power of the federal government. All powers, not specifically granted by the Constitution to the federal government, must be left to the discretion of the individual states. The role of the Supreme Court as the third branch of the federal government is not to legislate, but to assess the legal arguments presented to it in light of whether or not they conform to the Constitution. Thus, the “right” to abortion is not guaranteed by the Constitution, but rather by the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court.

States, on the other hand, are sovereign entities whose governments respond to the will of their citizens. Individual states have been referred to as experiments in democracy. Reflecting the will of the citizens of their state, women in Nevada have the right to an abortion for up to 24 weeks without extenuating circumstances. Citizens of other states have different opinions on this issue. Some have made different laws that reflect the opinions and preferences of their citizens.

The right (or not) to an abortion should be decided at the state level, by people who choose to live in different states for various reasons, including education preferences and tax policy or simply to be close to their family members. This way, people come together with like-minded people and live the life they choose, not the life dictated to them by irresponsible legal precedent.