9th Amendment Pros And Cons

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The Ninth Amendment states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be constructed or deny or disparage others retained by the people” (Bill of Rights). This amendment was made to protect people’s rights. Including things like marriage, abortion, slavery, and police conduct. However, this modification has been compromised several times in the past and the present.
Firstly, marriage and abortion are compromised by the ninth amendment. In the Roe v. Wade case in 1971, the Supreme Court failed to tell a Texas resident, who sought to abort her baby, that they had no jurisdiction over the matter and that she was protected under the government. However, Texas laws prohibited the termination of her pregnancy and therefore …show more content…

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