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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 5, 1979-Page 9

Anti-nuclear groups rally
at Monroe Fermi HI plant
(Continued from Page 3)
Sister Miller said although she was is "treating citizens like children.
not certain if American bishops had They're patting us on the head and
taken a stand on the issue of nuclear saying, 'We know what we're doing'."
plants, "the popes have said (Church
officials) must take social respon- Anne Laurance, who works with the
offiial) mut tke scia reson- Peace and Hunger Task Force for the
sibility for the whole world... the un-, IeaC oungfr Ta ce sai he
denying principles (of being against Interfaith-Council for Peace, said her
nuclear power) have been enunciated." organization would like to see a
ONE GROUP of protesters at the moratorium on nuclear power plants.
rally - carrying signs reading "Mutan- "We had called to question the use of
ts for nuclear power, Why should we be nuclear power," said Laurance. "It
alone?" - donned grotesque costumes concerns the question of the human
alone do n edgrosksqud ostmes economic cost. Energy is made to serve
consisting of masks and nylon human beings."
stockings, and played the roles of per-
sons affected by radioactivity. Mike Parker, from UAW Local 869 in
The rally was co-sponsored by ap- Warren, said the UAW is becoming in-
proximately 20 anti-nuclear groups, volved in the anti-nuclear power fight.
and many Ann Arbor organizations and "People are beginning to realize the
residents endorsed it. Anti-nuclear question of nuclear power isn't a
groups from Oregon, Ohio, and Win- question they can ignore." Parker said
dsor, Ontario also were represented at the International UAW is opposed to
the rally, and in addition, members breeder reactor plants, such as Fermi
from at least seven United Auto I, but has no position yet on lightwater
Workers (UAW) locals attended the reactors such as Fermi II.
event. Ken Lans, an Ann Arbor physician,
Ann Arbor City Councilwoman Leslie and a member of the Arbor Alliance
Morris (D-Second Ward), also endorsed estimated that approximately 50
the rally's goals. Morris said she is not people from Ann Arbor appeared at the
against nuclear power itself, but the rally. "This plant (Fermi II) is 35 miles
fact that the "federal government away (from Ann Arbor), so if an ac-
hasn't done a good job about (safety cident happens, Ann Arbor will be af-
features of plants) and it hasn't been fected."
honest with the public about the costs."
MORRIS ALSO said the government

THIS IS ONE of the anti-nuclear protesters who gathered in Nike Park, near
Monroe, Saturday to oppose Detroit Edison's Fermi II nuclear power plant.

State may
By BETH PERSKY
with wire reports
Gov. William Milliken said yesterday
he will appeal a circuit court ruling
prohibiting the use of tax dollars for
welfare abortions.
Under the ruling, issued Friday by
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge
Jack Warren, the state can fund only
those abortionsswhich are deemed
'medically necessary."
WARREN ALSO ruled that Milliken
exceeded his authority in vetoing a
clause in the Medicaid budget which
would have virtually banned state-paid
abortions.
The clause provided $1 for use in fun-
ding Medicaid abortions, according to
state Sen. Edward Fredricks (R
Holland).
Warren's ruling is applicable only
this year because Milliken vetoed a
clause in the 1978-79 appropriations bill,
said Fredricks.
THE SENATE Appropriations Com

appeal court ruling on abortion funding
mittee, which is still reviewing the 1979- IF MILLIKEN appeals and he is un- will have twenty days to decide whether
80 budget, has not sent "any ap- successful, another vote could be con- to appeal," he said. Meija said a
propriation bill out to the House," sidered as unwarranted, said recommendation will be made to Attor-
Fredrickssaid. Fredricks. ney General Frank Kelley within the
Fredricks is the sponsor of a Senate "Apparently, the governor wouldn't next few days on whether to file an ap-
bill which would, if passed, deny the use have the power to veto," he said. peal.
of Medicaid funds for abortion. The bill Assistant State Attorney General TERRY REDFORD, an aide to state
is currently being considered by the Janis Meija said the result of Warren's Sen. Edward Pierce (D-Ann Arbor),
Senate Health and Social Services opinion will be a court order following said he believes Milliken will appeal
Committee. the court's opinion. Warren's ruling.
"What the judge's action says is that MEIJA SAID the state is reviewing PFierde, chairman of the committee
we have the power to prohibit funding," the court's opinion, because they reviewing Fredricks bill, consistently
we Frer "haven't decided what to do." has taken a stand against Fredricks'
F saidedricks.AThe Attorney General's office bill.
of his bill, the Appropriations Commit- received the judge's opinion yesterday, "Pro-choicers," those approving the
tee has the power to fund Medicaid he said. Meija added that a few days af- use of Medicaid funds for abortion,
abortions, and he said he believes this ter the court order goes into effect, the have said that eliminating state abor-
aborton, astate will not be able to pay for tion funding would deny poor women
will occur. welfare abortions. the right to an abortion which others
"Apparently, funding happens if "Once the order is entered the state can afford

,
,

there's not a specific prohibition," said
Fredricks.
Because of time constraints,
Fredricks said he does not think his bill
will be passed before this year's ap-
propriations are completed.

Anti-nukes rally across
the world; many arrested
From The Associated Pressn.we..

Only a few dozen people remained in
American jails yesterday after a
weekend of international protests
against nucler power that resulted in
more than a thousand arrests in the
United States and a death in Spain.
The death of a woman demonstrator
on Sunday during International Anti-
Nuclear Day triggered riots throughout
Spain's Pamplona region that spilled
over into yesterday.
THE SLAIN woman was struck in the
head by a bullet from a police sub-
machine gun. Shp was among 2,000
people protesting construction of a
nuclear power plant at Tudela.
In Madrid, authorities said two civil
guards were shot and killed in apparent
reprisal for the slaying, and extra
police were called up Monday to control

rioting.
TENS OF THOUSANDS of people at-
tended weekend protests in 12 states,
Canada, the Netherlands, West Ger-
many, France, Spain, and Japan.
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