Originally Posted by cosmo20002
My first thought was, how do you know that? But then I considered that there were a lot of rights that women didn't have then. And some people in general didn't have a lot of rights that taken for granted today--such as that some people weren't even really considered people. So, you're probably correct that they didn't intend to protect abortion as a right, but their intentions as to specific issues like abortion isn't all that relevant.
It is if you're trying to wrap yourself in the constitution like BRC. You're right that the original constitution didn't treat women like we do today. That's why it had to be *amended* to grant women the vote. I remain skeptical of that change.