The Michigan Daily-Wednesday; February 13, 1980-Page 7
SUPREME COUR T INTER VENTION POSSIBLE:
U.S. may fund abortions
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The federal
government will be required to finance
abortions for the poor beginning Friday
unless the Supreme Court steps in
U.S. Solicitor General Wade McCree
- who represents the government in
appeals courts - asked the high court
Monday to act promptly on the matter.
AT ISSUE is a Jan. 15 ruling by U.S.
District Judge John Dooling of New
York, who said the government must
give states money that could be used to
fund abortions under the Medicaid
Since 1976, the number of federally-
funded abortions for the poor has been
reduced dramatically by a rider
Congress attached to the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare ap-
propriation bill each year.
The rider - known as the Hyde
amendment after Rep. Henry Hyde (R-
Ill.) - forbids federal funding of abor-
tions except to save a woman's life and
for some victims of rape and incest.
DOOLING'S ORDER overturns the,
Hyde amendment and says the gover-
nmentmust start financing abortions
on Feb. 15.
McCree said Dooling's order not only
would disrupt the entire Medicaid
system, it also raised the possibility
states would seek federal reimbur-
sement for abortions funded with state
money in previous years.
"The ruling of a single district judge
should not be permitted to nullify
Congress' Medicaid funding decision,
But in its appeal, the government
"The First Amendment protects the
freedom of speech and freedom of the
press, as well as the free 'exercise of
religion, yet it would be foolish to
suggest the constitutionally guaranteed
rights to speak and publish entail A
corresponding entitlement to federal
Do a Tree
'The court has recognized the
const it utionially
protected rights to marry and to use contracep-
tives, but existence of those rights does not require
public funding to aid their exercise.
-U.S. Solicitor General
et Nankai Unversity
in Tianjie PRC.
Administered through the
University of Minnesota
June 24-Sept. 6
Includes field trips
and two week tour.
Richard Mather, Chairman
Dept. of East Asian Languages
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 6455
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enacted in four consecutive years,"
IN OVERTURNING the Hyde amen-
dment, Dooling held it violated a poor
woman's right to liberty and her
religious freedom to choose an abor-
financial assistance to support those
For example, McCree said, "The
court has recognized the con-
stitutionally protected rights to marry
and to use contraceptives, but existence
of those rights does not require public
funding to aid their exercise."
Leading Italian Catholic
activist slain by terrorists
. AP Photo
TORCH BEARERS watch the Olympic flame rise in a ceremony rehearsal
at Lake Placid yesterday.
JOCsas Moscow games
on; U.S. reafirms veto
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have created the most seriousc.t
challenge to confront the Olympic can take place in the right,
Games," Killanin said in a news atmosphere."
conference last night. He concluded: Carter has said that if the Soviets do
"The IOC cannot solve the political not pull their troops out by Feb. 20, and
problems of the world, but calls upon the Games are not moved or canceled,
the governments of all countries, and in he would not want U.S. athletes to
particular those of the major powers, to participate.
come together to resolve their Meanwhile, New York state's highest
differences,and I, as president of the court cleared the way for the first team
IOC, and all members, will do from mainland China since the 1949
everything in our power to assist in this communist revolution to participate in
so that the Games of. the 22nd Olympiad the Olympics.
From AP and UPI
ROME - A young woman and a
bearded male comfpanion shot and
killed one of Italy's leading Roman
Catholic lay activists yesterday as he
walked out .of his law class into a
hallway at the University of Rome,
Callers to two newspapers several
hours after the attack claimed it was
the work of the Red Brigades, Italy's
most feared terrorist gang.
VITTORIO BACHELET, 54, a top
Italian judge, was the 11th person killed
by terrorists in Italy this year and the
seventh magistrate slain since 1976. He
presumably was chosen for
assassination because of high ranking
in the governing body of Italy's judicial
system. The Red Brigades have vowed
to strike at governmental agencies.
Bachelet had served as a consultant'
to the Vatican and was a long-time
acquaintance of Pope John Paul II, who
condemned the attack as the latest in a
series of "abominable crimes to stain
the beloved city of Rome with blood."
One of the anonymous callers to
newspapers said, "Listen to me
carefully, we are the Red Brigades, we
have executed Bachelet. A com-
munique will follow." js
BACHELET HAD just finished
teaching a law class in the Aldo Moro
Auditorium, named after the former
premier kidnapped and killed by the
Red Brigades in 1978. Moro also had
taught at the university.
As Bachelet headed toward a stair-
case, a young woman put her hand on
his left shoglder, witnesses said. When
he turned, she fired three or four bullets
into him. Bachelet fell to the floor.. Both
terrorists then stood over him and kept
firing, including once into the back of
The judge died almost instantly from
seven 32-caliber bullet wounds.
TO COVER their getaway, the
terrorists screamed "There's a bomb,
there's a bomb," emptying the law
class of students. They reached a cam-
pus gate and fled in a waiting car
driven by an accomplice.
Bachelet, a member of the Christian
Democratic Party, was a colleague of
Moro and vice president of the nation's
Superior Council of Magistrates. He
succeeded Moro as president of the
Catholic Act-ion church service
organization and was a member of the
Vatican's Pontifical Council for the
As a member of the council, Bachelet
met the former Cardinal Karol Wojtyla
and maintained his contacts when he
later became Pope John Paul II.
On hearing of Bachelet's
assassination, the pope sent his family
a message of condolence and described
the killing as "an inhuman, savage
Investigators said they, believed
Bachelet's two killers, described as
between 20 and 25 years old, had an ac-
complice who attended the judge's lec-
ture and gave them the signal to attack.
Dept. of Comparative Literature
University of California at Berkeley speaks on
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Hostages freed in El Salvador raid
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) cupying the Spanish Embassy freed the mediately.
- Anti-terrorist police units assaulted ambassador, Victor Sanchez Mesa, last The five still held in the embassy are
the Christian Democrat Party night, but said they would hold five Chancellor Manuel de Helgueka, a
headquarters yesterday, freeing 10 other hostages, "until our demands are counsellor, a secretary and two Spanish
hostages during a gunfight that left one met." technicians.
policeman and three left-wing militants A spokesman for the militants, who The police raid on the Christian
dead, witnesses reported. About 100 lef-# took over the embassy Feb. 5, said Democrat office had raised new fears
tists seized the building and hostages initially yesterday that Sanchez Mesa in Madrid that force might be used to
two weeks ago. would be released because he "suffered free the captives in the embassy.
The attack came several hours after a medical crisis" as gunfire crackked STUDENTS FOR
five leftist demonstrators were shot to through San Salvador. But he said later CARTER-MONDALE
death and more than a dozen were the ambassador, who is known to have
wounded as they and others staged a- a heart condition, was freed "to show THURS., EE 14-7:30 PM
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OTHER LEFT-WING extremists oc- Mesa would leave for Costa Rica im-
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