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CtIFYU SEE wNS APEN CALL WDAY
Out like a lamb1.
When London ambulance driver David Lamb woke up in the
morning, he probably had no idea that by nightfall he would be both a
hero and a menace. Lamb answered a call to take a choking three-
month old baby to the hospital that day. The baby's parents were fran-
tic. Some food had got caught in little Lisa's throat, and she was
rapidly turning blue. Lamb sped the ambulance through traffic, run-
ning a red light on the way. He was broadsided by an oncoming car,
and the impact knocked the food from Lisa's throat; she turned pink
again and started crying. The magistrate of St. Helen's, in Lan-
cashire, fined him 15 pounds ($30) anyway, but, due to "special cir-
cumstances", decided not to revoke Lamb's license. The parents were
reportedly "very annoyed" at the fine. Oh, well. All in a day's work.
Happenings .. .
..indulge in a long mid-week snooze and then sip a second cup of
coffee before you begin the day at noon when you have a choice bet-
ween lectures on "African Illiteracy and Development Reconsidered"
given by Education Prof. Dr. Teshome Wagaw, at 1100 South Univer-
sity or a brown bag lunch in Suite One of the Michigan League given by
the Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in Latin America. . . if
you like a little controversy with your lunch(or you're a slow eater)
drop in at 3050 Frieze at one for a discussion on "Prospects for War
and Peace in the Middle East" with Prof. Raymond Tanter and Nancy
Goode. . . relax for a few hours and then drop in on another lecture on
another pressing issue given by Nuclear Engineering Prof. Chihiro
Kikuchi on "Solidified High-Level Radioactive Waste Storage in Salt
Mines" at 3:30 in rm. 310 of the Automotive Lab. . . slip out early and
if you're still in an engineering frame of mind and catch part of a
Thermal-Fluids Science Seminar from 4-5 p.m. in the words of Dr.
Osman Genceli, a visiting scholar. . . if you're ready for live enter-
tainment at 4 stop in at the Frieze Building's Arena Theatre and take
in Shaw's Annajanska's "The Bolshevik Empress" . . . if you hit the
play you'll already have missed Dr. Richard Klein's Archeological
lecture on "Middle Stone Age Adaptations in Southern Africa" at 4 in
MLB room 1 ... If you slept through that one you might be ready for a
hectic evening starting with a discussion held by the Spartacus Youth
League Class Series on Revolutionary Marxism: "The Fight against
Racial Oppression". That will be held in 220 Tyler House of East
Quad's Residential College at 7:30. If Marx talk doesn't send you, the
Michigan Association for Behavior Therapy is holding its spring
meeting at 7:30 in Whitney Auditorium of the School of
Education.. . at 8 p.m. you have a tough choice - a Viewpoint Lee-
ture given by Judge Justin Ravitz in auditorium 3 of MLB speaking on
"The Criminal Injustice System: America's Only Working Railroad."
There's a free All-Campus Orchestra Concert in Hill Auditorium, con-
ducted by Charles Gabrion. . . a poetry reading will be given in the
Pendleton Arts Center by Robert Bly ... the list goes on with an in-
troductory lecture on "TranscendentalMeditation" in room 4111 of the
Union.. . Michael Ponce de Leon, an experimental printmaker,
might leave quite an impression lecturing on his work in the Art and
Architecture Building on North Campus . . . then for a study break
cruise up to Oxford Housing's German House for a film "Nathan der
Weise" . . . At 9:00 finish up the day's activities at a forum with the
Democratic candidates for Governor sponsored by the Society of
Professional Journalists (SDX) in tle Henderson Room of the
Michigan League. . . P.S. Don't forget that Friday is the last day for
Michiganensian senior portrait sittings, and you can make an appoin-
tment by calling 764-0561.
Lassie come home
Ms. Fordin, of Elko, Nevada, was aroused from her morning cup
of coffee by the barking of a neighboring dog. Sighing, she pulled on
her housedress and went outside to see what was the matter. And there
in her yard, she found her turtle. Wonderingly, she checked to see -
yes, it was still there! The loop of wire through a hole drilled in its
shell, the little drops of red paint - this was her pet, the same turtle
that had wandered away from the house, long presumed dead - since
1964.
On the outside
You better get used to an overcast April as today will be partly
cloudy and cooler with a high from 50-53. Tonight will be redundant,
but nippier with a low of 39-42 and a slim chance of rain (but don't bank

on it). Tomorrow will"bestow more dreary skies upon us, but it will be
a touch warmer. However, don't expect an onslaught of spring fever
as there is a 70 per cent chance of rain in the afternoon. The high will
be around 60 - if that's a consolation.

MSA continues

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, April 5, 1978-Page 3
insurance funds

for student abortion benefits

By MICHAEL ARKUSH
BEFORE A predominantly pro-
abortion audience, the Michigan
Student Assembly's (MSA) Insurance
Committee overwhelmingly approved a
measure to continue the policy of
providing students with abortion
benefits as part of the University's
overall insurance plan.
The committee voted 5-1 with two ab-
stentions to continue to provide studen-
ts wanting abortions with $100 benefits.
The policy covers those who request
abortions, even if it's done without ap-
parent danger to the mother's health.
THE COMMITTEE'S decision
sparked loud cheers from the en-
thusiastic crowd as pro-abortion ad-
vocates congratulated each other.
"It's too bad we evenahad to have a
vote on such an important and
necessary thing," said Deidre Feeney,
a school of Natural Resources student.
Several anti-abortion protestors wgre
very disturbed with the committee's
decision. Greg Lynne, a third year den-,
tal student who opposes abortion, said
he would continue to pray "for those
who decided to put a price on human
life".
"PRAYER IS an effective action and
that is whatI'll do," said Lynne.
Throughout the debate preempting
the vote, there was continuous
bickering between both sides over the
moral aspects of the abortion issue. The
major disagreement was whether a
woman has the right to decide when she
wants to give birth. Pro-abortion ad-
vocates indicated they believed the
woman has the exclusive right to give
birth when she wants.
"A woman must be able to control
under what circumstances they have
abortions," said Feeney.
EXPLAINING THE anti-abortion
position, Lynne said that a woman
doesn't have "complete control over
when she's going to raise children."
The issue of whether abortions are a
form -of sex discrimination was also
brought up by both sides. The pro-
abortion position contends that sex
discrimination is irrelevant in the abor-
tion issue.
"We're not talking about sex
discrimination. When it (the courts)
said that sex discrimination is uncon-
stitutional it didn't mention organisms
which aren't human beings. It would be
unconstitutional if abortion is taken out
of the plan," said one pro-abortion ad-
vocate.
LYNNE, HOWEVER, disagreed that
sex discrimination is not part of the
issue.
"Isn't it a force of sex discrimination
if the fetus has a pre-determined sex?"
said Lynne.

Lynne, sporting a black robe sym-
bolizing death, said he believed abor-
tions were another form of murder.
"Aren't we being presumptuous in
denying the existence of that life. It's
just another form of killing," he said. ,
THE PRO-ABORTION advocates
disputed Lynne's assertion of murder
by claiming the woman's health is more
important than the unborn fetus.
"A woman's human condition takes
priority over something which is not yet
human," said Deborah Filler..
The debate proceeded from a
discussion of the moral aspects of abor-
tion to whether it is considered to be a
benefit for University students. Most
observers agreed that the abortion
benefits listed in the insurance policy
were very essential to provide students'
needs.
"ABORTIONS ARE very expensive
and cannot be covered by a student's
budget. By abolishing this policy, it
would be considerably less responsible
to the students' needs," said Filler.
One anti-abortion advocate
disagreed, claiming the abortion sec-
tion of the insurance plan differed from
other insurance claims due to the
nature of an abortion.
"Abortion is not an accident and most
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insurance covers things which are ac-
cidents," said Barbara Bryers-
1 The current insurance plan covers
those women who simply choose to
have an abortion. This is called an elec-
tive abortion, while a therapeutic abor-
tion occurs when the mother's life is
endangered.
A MOTION WAS proposed by the
committee to change the existing policy
by incurring a larger cost to pay for the
benefits of an elective abortion. The
motion was soundly defeated, prom-
pting further discussion that produced
the approved plan.

The committee also decided it would
look into the possibility of increasing
the abortion benefits over the next few
years. The committee was first doub-
tful because unless the maternity
benefits would also be increased, there
would be an inconsistency in the
allocation of benefits.
After evaluating the probably in-
crease in costs for maternity benefits it
was determined that the committee
could achieve the desired increases in
both areas. A possible $25-50 increase
was mentioned for abortion benefits,
although the issue will have to be
discussed at further meetings.

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXVIhI, No. 147
Wednesday, April"5, 1978
is edited and managed by students at the Uriversity
of Michigan. News phone, 764-0562. Second class
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are forever.
Unless you help.
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AND THE NEWBORN
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SCARFACE
PAUL MUNI, GEORGE RAFT and
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pre-war film.
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