Roe vs. Wade 1973 -- The United States Supreme Court found the right of a woman to have an abortion in the Constitution of these here United States. They claimed that right appears in the Fourteenth Amendment, under the "due process" clause. The 14th Amendment was enacted after the Civil War to give freed slaves full citizenship. When the Court saw this "right" they were hallucinating, as it is not mentioned anywhere in America's constitution. Remember it was the Supreme Court that first said slavery was legal as the victims of that institution were property. Then during World War Two the Supreme Court in it's continued display of being ignorant of our Constitution, ruled it was legal for the Roosevelt administration to intern American citizens with a Japanese ancestry for the duration of the war. The Tenth Amendment states those items not mentioned in the constitution belong to the states. Since abortion is no where mentioned in our constitution or The Federalist Papers, the issue then belongs to the states. Abortion is not a constitutional issue at the Federal level.