the #14thAmendment was enacted by the reconstruction era GOP (oh yeah good ole party of Lincoln GOP) to ensure newly formerly enslaved blacks would now be citizens and granted equal protection under the law.
like Shelley v. Kraemer (3 May 1948)
case holding that the Equal Protection Clause prohibits racially restrictive housing covenants, and that such covenants are unenforceable in court.
court held that Mexican Americans & all other nationality groups in the US have equal protection under the #14thAmendment of the Constitution. This was the first case in which Mexican-American lawyers had appeared before SCOTUS.
struck down laws banning interracial marriage. SCOTUS ruled VA's anti-miscegenation statute violated the Due Process & Equal Protection Clause in the #14thAmendment. It is the precedent Obergefell v. Hodges rests upon
The Griswold decision ruled married ppl had a right to contraception counseling it rests on the court's interpretation that the #14thAmendment's right to due process inherently contains a right to privacy.
They knew leading with fetal personhood wouldn't work so they started with a fear campaign around "women's health".
Now we're seeing personhood pop up all over.
ICYMI the GOP has been pounding on this talking point since way back when ppl rocked high top fades and carried pagers.
This shit isn't new.