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December 1, 1993

Planned Parenthood v Casey

Author Affiliations

Mobile, Ala

JAMA. 1993;270(21):2559. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510210045022

To the Editor.  —I would like to comment on the article by Benshoof.1 While it is a well-written and interesting article, it is replete with misleading statements and is not as neutral or unbiased as she would have us believe. Her article is staunchly proabortion, and she never acknowledges or demonstrates concern for the view that the humanity of the fetus is a central concern to those of us who oppose abortion on demand.Like most proabortion apologists, she emphasizes the right to privacy as the central issue, thereby obscuring the issue of the existence of human life in the fetus. It should be said that even Justice Blackmun, in his majority opinion of Roe v Wade, stated that the right to privacy is not absolute and concludes that "the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified and must be considered