Amendment № 9 to the U.S. Constitution is pretty simple. Here it is in its entirety:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
People who profess to believe in a “strict interpretation” like to pretend it doesn’t exist, because it invalidates their premise.
It’s saying that you can have a right to an abortion even if that’s not specifically spelled out. You have a right to privacy, even if it’s not specifically spelled out. You have a right to get married, even if it’s not specifically spelled out.
When congress vets the replacement for Antonin Scalia, a good question would be, “Please list for us some rights not enumerated in the constitution which are nonetheless retained by the people.”