Monday, May 2, 2022

Editor of the VDP Gazette Asking SCOTUS for Clarification on Planned Parenthood v Casey

Editor, DL Mullan
SCOTUS / Women's Rights  / Constitutional Republic


Honorable Chief Justice Roberts and Justices, 

In the court case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the court has decided to go against case law to interject its religious underpinnings by finding a convenient legal loophole. With that said, when the states infringe on women's medical rights as so many have thus far, what will the Court do when said women use Amendment IX?

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Many states hold in their Constitutions that their residents shall not be forced into a medical system, however, the Court has deemed that states can now force women into a not only a medical system championed by the government, but by a theocratic disposition.

How can rights and refusal stand simultaneously? In a Constitutional Republic such as the United States, individuals hold the power and rights. It matters not what other people believe about how someone exercises that right, religion does not enter into the discussion.

Do women have rights or privileges?

Under Amendment IX, the Constitution and our Founders believed that rights are inherent upon the individual. So how can the Court deny the document for which they are supposed to adhere to?

Thank you for your time,
DL Mullan, Editor
VDP Gazette

Sources: Politico, Cornell Law School,