A Literal Reading of the Constitution in 2022: A Handmaid’s Tale

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is also an author on educational reform, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

What Dr. Hope can say in an interview on
The Supreme Court Abortion Ruling:

    • Why are we ignoring the right to privacy which includes medical privacy?
    • Interesting how it is the same states /continuants that do not want to be told to have a vaccine to save vulnerable people but want to control women’s decision to have a baby, regardless of the mother’s situation financially, emotionally, or children (or in utero fetuses) who are already sick, as well as cases of rape, incest, etc.

    • If this were about babies, perhaps men would be mandated to have vasectomies for not paying child support after their first child.
    • If this were about babies all the funds being taken away from planned parenthood would go to birth control education in all schools from 6th grade up, with free condoms in bathrooms, proper sex education, and free and available birth control.
    • Why not consider having an OTC birth control pill? We can get other drugs over the counter that have equal or even more side effects than birth control.
    • Currently, there are not enough universal child care options, pre-K, and in-home support services for women having babies.
    • There is a fine and very ambiguous line here between the right to privacy in “my pants,” meaning I choose who/how I want to have sex and when, how, and if I have a child, AND the actual right to privacy. So, will it be okay, then, for someone to rape me without consequences since the repercussions of that rape will be my problem to deal with and not protected by law? 
    • The U.S. has already mysteriously had one of the highest mother mortality rates among Black and women of color. Will this possible abortion ruling will make it better? 
    • Where and how will all federal funds then be put towards universal healthcare, schooling, and child care since it is all about the babies?
    •  What is next on the Supreme Court docket? Gay marriage?
    • In-state jurisdiction can now prosecute any woman or person helping another one, even a mail person delivering anti-abortion pills.

Abortion is a Latin word and was reported as being used in the 17th century. No medical procedures are discussed in the Constitution as they are separate from legal rights and privileges which the right to privacy presumes, so the fact that the word is not in there is inconsequential—neither are antibiotics or Covid vaccines or dental care if we want to get really granular.

The idea that it is not in the Constitution is erroneous. Are there any medical procedures annotated in the constitution? That is because the right to privacy would be assumed so it did not need to mention it—just the same as there is no mention of castrating pedophiles or forced vasectomies on men who do not pay child support—so why are these “rights” not on the table to be examined?


Interview: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky, a.k.a. Dr. Hope, is an American Culture College Professor and an author on educational reform, equity, inclusion, social justice & American culture. Her column, Dr. Hope On Point represents the intersection of historical context and popular culture, with an emphasis on the complex human experience.

Hope Umansky, PhD, offers a unique psychology-based perspective on the questions and events that weigh heavy on our hearts and minds.

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