Dershowitz to Newsmax: Gun Rights, Abortion Both Constitutional Rulings

Gun rights and abortion rights are in “many ways alike” because they are both constitutional rulings that limit the power of the states, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax Saturday. 

“There has been a constitutional decision, so they’ve both been constitutionalized, whether you like it or not,” Dershowitz told show host Carl Higbie on Newsmax’s “Saturday Report.” “It’s interesting that people on the right who support widespread gun rights don’t want to see restrictions, but people on the other side don’t want to see restrictions on abortion. 

His comments come after discussions on whether he thinks the Supreme Court will eventually overrule the Roe v. Wade abortion decision, and during talks about his opinions about a lawsuit from retailers in Connecticut who say a recent update to a statewide computer system is unduly delaying the sales of guns. 

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