He is all in black, sitting in a shadowed red armchair, left hand resting upon a pad of paper in his lap, right hand hanging limply, almost lifelessly, beside the inner arm of the chair. Justice Blackmun, who had authored the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, was distressed by the result. The trimester framework simply defines and limits that right to privacy in the abortion context to accommodate, not destroy, a State’s legitimate interest in protecting the health of pregnant women and in preserving potential human life. At every level of its review, from its effort to read the real meaning out of the Missouri statute, to its intended evisceration of precedents and its deafening silence about the constitutional protections that it would jettison, the plurality obscures the portent of its analysis. I cannot say that these would be undeserved. Second is a confirmation of the State’s power to restrict abortions after fetal viability, if the law contains exceptions for pregnancies which endanger the woman’s life or health. The Court pointed out, however, that any regulation of the liberty must be limited. The Texas statute is struck down in toto, even though the Court apparently concedes that at later periods of pregnancy Texas might impose these selfsame statutory limitations on abortion. In the words of John Hart Ely, “[t]he problem with Roe is not so much that it bungles the question it sets itself, but rather that it sets itself a question the Constitution has not made the Court’s business.” Ely thus maintains that “Roe is a very bad decision. The trimester framework assumed that the beginning of the third trimester marked fetal viability. Although Justice Brandeis spoke to a specific constitutional context (i.e., the Fourth Amendment), the modern right of privacy operates in a broader and more multidimensional manner. Mirroring the belief that Roe v. Wade was illegitimate, some states controlled by conservative lawmakers enacted laws that flouted it. The question before us is the reverse, does FISA amplify the President’s power by providing a mechanism that at least approaches a classic warrant and which therefore supports the government’s contention that FISA searches are constitutionally reasonable.”) (footnote omitted). Similarly, in Florida v. Jardines, the Court found that a new use for an old technology—i.e., a dog’s exceptional ability to sniff out items such as drugs—can amount to an invasion of privacy if the dog is in a place that man’s best friend is not entitled to be. Although today, no less than yesterday, the Constitution and the decisions of this Court prohibit a State from enacting laws that inhibit women from the meaningful exercise of that right, a plurality of this Court implicitly invites every state legislature to enact more and more restrictive abortion regulations in order to provoke more and more test cases, in the hope that sometime down the line the Court will return the law of procreative freedom to the severe limitations that generally prevailed in this country before January 22, 1973.