Conversations about abortion take place on many different levels, including medical, legal, political, and moral.
Most lawyers would agree that the constitutional basis for legalized abortion is flawed, and that Roe v. Wade is the perfect example of the ends justifying the mind-numbing means. Justice Harry Blackmun wanted to protect his friends in the medical profession from criminal prosecution. He figured that he could gain points with women in the process. So he essentially created a right to a medical procedure out of penumbras. Not exactly a stellar moment in constitutional history. And if you don’t believe me, just ask Ruth Bader Ginsberg, no shirk in the ACLU-NOW-NARAL department. Justice “G” criticized the method (if not the madness) of Roe.