The Ninth Amendment of the Constitution states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain
rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the
people.” Because the rights protected by the Ninth Amendment are not
specified, they are referred to as “unenumerated.” The Supreme Court has found
that unenumerated rights include such important rights as the right to travel,
the right to vote, the right to keep personal matters private and to make
important decisions about one’s health care or body.