Harry A. Blackmun Quotes

The word 'person', as used in the 14th Amendment, does not include the unborn.



Harry A. Blackmun
Harry A. Blackmun
  • Born: November 12, 1908
  • Died: March 4, 1999
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Judge

Harry Andrew Blackmun was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994. Appointed by Republican President Richard Nixon, Blackmun ultimately became one of the most liberal justices on the Court. He is best known as the author of the Court's opinion in Roe v. Wade, which prohibits many state and federal restrictions on abortion.