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Letter: Importance Of Language

To the Editor:

Del. David Englin should be more careful when he writes about abortion issues before the legislature to not refer to fetuses as "babies." Babies, because they are born, are persons entitled to protection under the sacred Constitution of our perpetual federal union, whereas fetuses have no legal standing under our Constitution’s 14th Amendment as applied in Roe vs. Wade’s supreme Court authoritative application.

Those who would have our laws predicated on their understanding of a different supreme law often refer to fetuses as "babies," but advocates of a woman’s sacred right to choose never should do so because it only validates views of those who would restrict that right — even for therapeutic abortions such as those the House of Delegates voted to defund.

Dino Drudi

Alexandria