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LETTER: It’s true that abortion isn’t mentioned in the Constitution

Victor Joecks’ claim in his Wednesday column is certainly correct: The right to abortion does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. May I point out, however, that the following long-accepted points of law also do not appear in that sacred document: the right to remain silent when arrested, the concept of judicial review, the separation of church and state, the right to a jury of your “peers” and executive privilege, just to name a few.

Mr. Joecks’ argument is that if something isn’t enumerated in the document — he uses the Second Amendment example — then the court has no place to interpret the Constitution based on changing national priorities. I think a logical person should see the folly in that position.

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