Scalia Says Constitution Does Not Prohibit, Permit Abortion Rights

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently spoke with Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes about abortion.  Scalia said that he is against abortion, but finds that there is nothing in the constitution that would forbid any woman from seeking it.  You can read more below, and watch the 60 minutes interview.

When asked about abortion and other topics during an interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia confessed “to being a social conservative” but said it “does not affect [his] views on cases,” USA Today reports (USA Today, 4/25). “On the abortion thing, for example, if indeed I were … trying to impose my own views, I would not only be opposed to Roe v. Wade, I would be in favor of the opposite view, which the antiabortion people would like to see adopted, which is to interpret the Constitution to mean that a state must prohibit abortion,” Scalia said. When Stahl asked, “And you’re against that?” Scalia replied, “Of course,” adding that there is “nothing” in the Constitution to support that view

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