U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that a Supreme Court decision which reversed a law that prohibited women from using contraception is not supported by the Constitution (video below)
During an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Justice Scalia why he believed that it is a “lie” that women have a Constitutional right to abortion.
Scalia said: “Nobody ever thought that the America people voted to prohibit limitations on abortions. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that.”
He added: “There’s no right to privacy in the Constitution, no generalized right to privacy."
However, host Chris Wallace said: “Well, in the Griswold case, the court said there was."
Scalia shot back: “Yeah, it did. And that was wrong... which means it’s left to democratic choice as most things are, even important things like abortion.”
In the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut case, the Supreme Court ruled that Connecticut could not prohibit the use of contraception because people have a “right to marital privacy.”