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JIM JONES: Surprised by info

| November 20, 2022 1:00 AM

I always look forward to the column by Jim Jones because I often figure I may learn some fine point of the Constitution, or the law. After all, Jim Jones was once Attorney General of Idaho, and even the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.

That is why I was surprised to read this morning that Justice Jones said: “The Dobbs decision, which took away a 50-year federal right to reproductive care, has energized women voters across the country.”

I was concerned about a “federal right to reproductive care.” I looked all through my copy of the U.S. Constitution and could not find this right even hinted at. Could this really be true?

Justice Jones has also said: “Most women have either experienced a serious pregnancy complication or know someone who has.”

This is a surprise. You would think something that common would at least be discussed in the medical literature. So far I have found nothing. Most pregnancies proceed without any complications.

None of this can be used as an excuse to deny our most vulnerable Americans their rights just because they had not yet been born.

JIM HOLLINGSWORTH

Hayden

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