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.
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.