Interpretations of the Constitution allude to an individual’s right to privacy, but, as in a number of other unstated, indirectly implied rights and privileges, that precise wording is nowhere to be found. Since the early 1920s, the Supreme Court has broadly held the “liberty” clause of the 14th Amendment to guarantee a liberal right of privacy, encompassing issues such as procreation, marriage, child rearing and termination of medical treatments.
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