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'Fanatics' on Supreme Court

June 25, 1986

Speaking of fanaticism, George Will's latest diatribe against abortion is a model of twisted illogic that indicates desperation in the ranks of the self-righteous.

I wish I had space to list his ambiguous and obfuscating phraseology, such as a state with "an unconstitutional frame of mind." A lot could also be said about the intimidating ramifications of a state "advising" a pregnant woman about the "medical risks" of sterile, non-experimental abortion techniques.

If the same woman had lung cancer, an equally competent doctor would be trusted by the state to explain her medical alternatives, emphasizing the woman's right to life with minimal risk. An unborn fetus aged 1 or 2 months does not and cannot outrank its potential mother's concern with the quality of her own life, no matter how much fanatical rhetoric the estimable Will and his Clan of the Cavemen seek to prescribe.

I am always baffled about the seeming concern the right-to-lifers claim about the anonymous unborn. How better off our wonderful country would be if as much effort were spent in behalf of already born children who must struggle against starvation and whose retarded educational and personal health opportunities will eventually make ours a population spiritually and physically handicapped.

LOU JACOBS JR.

Cathedral City

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