Ninth Amendment

"The enumeration in the Consititution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." -Ninth Amendment of the Constitution

History and clarification of the Ninth Amendment

The ninth amendment was created to address the worry of the people that the bill of rights was not their only rights. "Of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This particular excerpt acknowledges rights that were adopted without specification, for example privacy. The ninth amendment is corresponding to our liberties and how they were important to the founding fathers and the people. It basically provides the people with rights that aren't specifically stated in the constitution and only under particular circumstances by the government they can override the ninth amendment. It is difficult to implicate the ninth amendment for court cases because of it's broad notion.

Roe v. Wade : Privacy and Abortion 1970

This case was mediated by the Supreme Court which challenged the ninth amendment and many others. Abortion was illegal within many states during the 1900's. Norma Mcorvey, Roe, filed a suit challenging a Texas law that made abortion illegal. The Supreme Court ruled that the illegalization of abortion violated her rights of privacy, thought not specifically but categorized under the ninth amendment. During this time period Roe (Norma Mcorvey) was six months pregnant and gave her child up for adoption. She continued taking abortion to the Supreme Court and they finally ruled that women were allowed to terminate pregnancy.