Buttigieg says he’d consider codifying abortion rights

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CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says writing into law the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion is an idea “that deserves to be taken seriously.”

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor said Thursday he needs to look at different ways to accomplish it as president, either by legislation or a constitutional amendment.

Speaking in Chicago, Buttigieg referenced a recent abortion ban signed into law in Alabama. He says “I don’t think you’re free in this country if your reproductive health can be criminalized.”

Asked if he would only nominate judges who would uphold Roe v. Wade, Buttigieg didn’t answer yes or no. He said “Certainly, a consistent judicial philosophy with mine would lead in that direction.”

Buttigieg says with abortion rights “under assault” a range of responses should be considered.

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  1. A “Right” cannot be codified. It can be guaranteed but it first has to be plainly stated in the US Constitution. Otherwise it is a mere privilege that can be taken or given as the whims of the imagination require.

    Pete is an ignorant doofus.

    The first and highest duty of any elected official is to protect the guaranteed civil rights of The People. Try as one might there is no right to abortion found in the US Constitution. There is a statement in the Declaration of Independence. penned by Thomas Jefferson by the way, that states that “…are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights and among those rights are life, liberty, and happiness.” Maybe that is why Pety hates Thomas Jefferson so much and wants to throw him down the memory hole.

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