I want to preface this by saying that I am 100% pro-choice, no matter what the age of the mother, what her parents think about it, whether the abortion is elective or if it is done because the life of the mother is at stake. Ideally, Government should have no business comming between an expectant mother and her doctor. The fact that abortions tend to prevent children from being born to unwilling mothers, many of them young and unmarried only strengthens my conviction. Where I deviate from this is whether this right is actually protected by the constitution or is a result of what conservatives dub "judicial activism." I'm not entirely convinced that the supreme court didn't overstep their authority. Even if the result of their decision had morally just consequences, allowing such a precident could come back to haunt us. "Common Sense" or "The way things should be" is used to attack things that *ARE* protected by the constitution or have better constitutionally grounded legs to stand on such as the exclusionary rule or due process. There are people, "enemy combatants," that may soon be sitting in jail without charge or trial at the whim of the president if the supreme court gives the green light to it because "its the right thing to do." As I said, I'm 100% pro-choice here but if good things are not protected by the constitution, the authority to do the right thing should be given to the legislature. There needs to be a constitutional amendment garunteeing a right to privacy, including the right to choose.