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The Right To Wrong

August 12, 1990

With regard to Daniel Callahan's review of Laurence Tribe's "Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes" (July 22), there can be little doubt that our Constitution contains an implied right to privacy.

But if it is an absolute right, can Mr. Tribe, Mr. Callahan or anyone else offer an explanation that makes sense of how laws which prohibit the ingestion of drugs into one's own body can be constitutional?

In other words, does the right to privacy permit us--all of us, men and women--to exercise control over our own bodies or doesn't it? Let's make up our minds.

TIMOTHY A. LAWS

CHINO HILLS

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