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Losing our rights, one state at a time

The abortion case before SCOTUS poses a real threat to a woman's right to an abortion. But, there is an even greater threat that is not being discussed – and it should be.

An article in the “Hair on Fire” series

Much is being written about the Supreme Court possibly limiting or overturning Roe v Wade as a result of the court upholding a Mississippi law. Most of that commentary is about the loss of abortion rights and what that would mean. I want to focus instead on a different and bigger issue: the possible impact of this case on all the other rights we as Americans take for granted.

The Bill of Rights, precedent, and the states

As we all know, the original U.S. Constitution did not address certain freedoms or rights for individuals. Thus, the first ten amendments to the Constitution were passed as a package called the Bill of Rights. We are familiar with them: freedom of speech and of the press, prevention of unlawful search and seizure, and so on.



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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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