Columnist George F. Will entirely misses the point of the Supreme Court's latest decision on abortion (Editorial Pages, June 16), "Supreme Court's Fanatics Exalt One Right Above All."
It was the states ' intrusion into this very private matter that the court so rightly rejected--the states providing graphic fetal information, the states emphasizing the risks of abortion (while neatly ignoring the much greater risks and burdens of childbirth and unwanted, unaffordable children, I might add!), the states assuming the position of some sort of "governmental physician" and stepping between a woman and her own physician. All these actions were designed to promote one single aim: prevent the abortion.
If I can recall the 1973 abortion decision correctly, the Supreme Court then said, "Abortion is a matter between a woman, her conscience, her physician and her God," which means that the real issue we are dealing with is the right to privacy--and that is indeed a right worth exalting!
To abort or not to abort is a private matter--it is not a matter for state or federal governmental intrusion. Do they intrude upon a man's private decision to undergo a vasectomy?