Federal ban on abortions The federal government should not play any role in the abortion issue, according to the Constitution. Apart from waiting forever for Supreme Court justices who rule in accordance with the Constitution, Americans do have some legislative recourse. Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over a broad categories of cases". 1 April 2008, The Revolution: A Manifesto (Page 60) Under the 9th and 10th amendments, all authority over matters not specifically addressed in the Constitution remains with state legislatures. Therefore the federal government has no authority whatsoever to involve itself in the abortion issue. So while Roe v. Wade is invalid, a federal law banning abortion across all 50 states would be equally invalid. 31 January 2006, LewRockwell.com (Federalizing Social Policy) So that means that if I am walking down the street and see a house on fire, with a child screaming in the second floor window - I would not go into the house because since it is not my house, I do not want to disobey the law by trespassing. Besides, even though I might be a fireman, since I am not qualified to go into a burning building, I would not want to risk my credentials as a fireman.