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ednesdcay, October 3, 197-1

October 3 (WED.)A2-9
October 4 (THURS.) 10-9
October 5 (FRI.) 10-1
First Congregational Church
The Gypsies, too, were victims - their
history and tragedy.
Prof essor William Lockwood
will speak as part of a program
Memorializing the Gypsies
-PLUS-a movie-
HILLEL 1429 Hill


safega rds




(Continued from Page 1) no longer limited to upper middle
She emphasized that, "money class or well-educated women.
should not be a deterrent anymore "The Supreme Court decision (on
because a lower fee or payment abortion) has done what we hoped
over time can usually be arrang- it would do - women with less
ed." money and sophistication can now
The base rate for an abortion in consider it."
the first trimester by a licensed Since February, Medicaid, Mich-
medical physician in the three igan Blue Cross and Michigan Blue
clinics is $150. Shield have expanded their cover-
age to include abortions.
THIS FEE INCLUDES lab tests, A SPOT CHECK of insurance
counseling, two weeks medical fol- companies revealed that this trend
low-up if needed, and local anes- in broadening medical care cover-
thetic under the standard uterine age is affecting private firms as
aspiration procedure. well as social service agencies.
Emergency back-up service is Abortions after the first trimes-
also available if necessary at De- ter, generally by saline injection,
troit's Mount Sinai Hospital as ar- are still being referred to New
ranged by the ..linics. The whole York and Washington, D. C. by
process including recovery takes Planned Parenthood.
about four or five hours, a spokes- There, "they are set up for it
person from Summit Medical Cen- and are more experienced," ac-
ter reported. cording to Macdonald. New York's
"All kinds of women are refer- law allows abortions up to 24
red to us including many from weeks.
Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky where
clinics are not as well established "AROUND HERE, University
and the legal age is still 21," she Hospital makes such a big deal of
said. it, and St. Joseph just won't touch
MacDONALD SAID that abortion it," she said of abortions after 12
as an alternative to pregnancy is, weeks.

Dr. George Morley, acting chair- York. "We're not in it for the mega-
man of obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Johan Eliot, associate profes- bucks like some commercial op-
at U-Hospital, confirms that they sor of Public Health and part-time erations," Eliot said.'
only perform abortions if clear medical director of Ann Arbor
cut medical indications for preg- Planned Parenthood, emphasized| ABORTIONS WILL BE done by,
nancy termination are present. that this move to open a clinic, local physicians up to 10 weeks1
Hospital policy limits abortion to stems from their phildsophy as a after the woman's last menstrual
between 12 and 20 weeks in most family planning agency. period. University Hospital has

agreed to provide emergency back-
up care, Eliot said.
The tentative price for an abor-
tion at the. Ann Arbor facility will
be $150, with hopes that the fee can
be reduced "when it becomes fi-
nancially possible," Eliot explain-


"IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to do abor-
tions on demand because of limited
facilities and personnel. We gen-
erally refer women to Planned
Parenthood and acceptable clinics,"
he said.
Ann Arbor area women seeking
abortions after this Nov. will notj
have to travel as far as Detroit to
terminate their pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood of Ann Ar-
bor has set Nov. 15 as the target1
date for the opening of an outpa-
tient abortion clinic.

GOP j ockeys for, power
(Continued from Page 1) cans can again pull out a victory "I HOPE THE other parties ap-
the Fourth Ward. An equal number in the Fourth Ward. preciate the restraint involved,"
of people would be shifted from The Circuit Court order which he said to council. "We would
the Fourth to the Third Ward, but tossed the original plan back to have liked to make major changes
those voters are -of a decidedly council did so with the intent that necessary to correct these errors."
liberal bent. council could correct any "errors" Undoubtedly t h e Republicans
it felt existed within the plan. would have relished the opportunity
THE REPUBLICAN dominated But the amendment endorsed by to create a ward boundary plan of
Third Ward, as evidenced last council Monday do not seem to cor- their own design but perhaps felt
Ahrd' Wardn asince bn last rect the errors cited by the GOP. such a move could not stand up
April's election statistics, can eas- Mayor James Stephenson, who ac-, legally.
ily absorb that liberal bloc without MyrJmsSehnowoa-lgly
jeopardizing GOP chances thout tually drafted the changes, con- Still they have tried to engineer
jeparizing GOP hanes wthere tended mistakes in federal census a significant political coup. While
next year's race. But with the data used to draw the wards made their plan does not greatly change
nthe Dems and aRP, the Republi- the entire plan faulty. the overall boundaries, -it results in
t a major shake up in the most po-
omr.+l~nrr UIwrn, lwvr allnal ciia rao n iy


THEY ARE NOW remodeling a
building at North Main St. and De-
pot to act as their new counseling
headquarters which will also house
the clinic. The project has been
made possible by a $100,000 loan
from Planned Parenthood of New

f i

jSTEPHENSON, however, said I
before council that his alterations
do not alleviate this problem.
Stephenson further claimed the
original plan violated numerous
legal guidelines for ward plans set
forth in the city charter. "Of all
charter requirements, the only one
in which there was even the last,
pretense of compliance . . . was on
equal population," he stated in a
report to council.
Nonetheless t h e Republican
amendments only slightly alter the
overall' boundaries, consequently
most of the "errors" cited still re-
main. Even Stephenson emphasized
the "minor nature" of the propos-
ed alterations.

litically critical area of the city.
IF ALLOWED TO stand, that
seemingly minor shift of some 1400
voters may hand the Republicans a
council majority next year and
for much of the decade.
Under *the August ruling, the
Circuit Court has retained the right
to review whatever plan council
finally adopts. But the court rul-
ing itself has been challenged as
unconstitutional by attorneys rep-
resenting Democratic and HRP in-
Their plea will be heard in the
near future by the State Supreme
Court which tends to favor the
Democratic Party.


ROTC women face
barriers, prej udice
(Continued from Page 1) except in the case of hospital and
"It's chivalry," said Naval Capt. support ships.
William Rigot. "It's wanting to pro- When asked why women were
tect our women from harm." not permitted sea duty, Pence sat
back in his chair, cleared his
LT. DANIEL PENCE, a junior throat and said, "We've just never
instructor and Naval ROTC pub- had women aboard ship. We're kind
lic relations officer, stressed em- of scared of mixing the sexes."
phatically the equality in educa- He continued his train of thought
tion for both men and women in by saying, "A man and a woman
the program. He then went on to could get together and ah . . .
say that women are banned from cause difficulties. We just don't
any positions on board Naval ships want Navy ships to become float-
_ . ing brothels," he said as he quick-
ly added that his position on the
matter was not the official Navy
A D position.
IN DISCUSSING the possibilities
fof Navy ships becoming brothels,
Pence discussed with a slight
A Dtwinge of embarrassment, the
great build up of sex-drive among
men who have been at sea for ex-
tended periods of time.
In an afterthought he added that
women aboard ships could possi-
bly alleviate such a problem.
George Kelley, a first year ROTC
student, said "I; don't think wo-
men should be allowed in the com-
- bat zone. You can't throw them
to right in. Maybe in a few years,
owith the right training," he added.
THE NAVY however, contends
that women in the ROTC program
are receiving the same training
as men are.
Most of the men expressed no
displeasure with th'e new women
"If anything," said 'Kevin Coop-
er, a senior in the ROTC program,
"the atmosphere here has become
fsotho public sed a little less rigid."
Liesel Muth, two women ROTC
---- scholarship winners, expressed
People! Music!- Food! fears of not being taken serious-
ly by their male counterparts, al-
though they said -that they had ex-
pected such a reaction.
PRESENTS Both Muth and MacFarland
Carol CRAWFORD, were optimistic about their future
mezzo-soprano in a traditionally all-male program.
X WALKER,r "They tell us not to worry about
Kay mezzo-contralto it, things will improve," Muth said,
Frank MEZWAZKY, "and if not, we'll force the issue."



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