Is Kamala Harris Serious About Privacy Rights?

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“This week, in response to the leaked draft of an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris issued a warning about the dangers posed to Americans’ rights in the absence of firm protections for privacy. It was a strongly worded statement of principled support for people’s rights to make personal decisions and shield their lives from state interference. … As a supporter of bodily autonomy and of choice on abortion, I couldn’t agree more. … But if the right to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term is a subset of a larger right, that means the same concerns must necessarily apply in many more areas of life. … Personal decisions are, necessarily, personal and can cover extremely sensitive issues such as our taste in intoxicants and our ownership of the means of self-defense.” (05/09/22)