The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 12, 1980-Page 3
AB OR TION AND COUNSELING A VAILABLE
Clinics help pregnancy problems
By ELEONORA DI LISCIA
1 any women have faced the crisis in
deciding how to handle an unwanted
pregnancy. Three Ann Arbor agencies
offer help to such women, two by
providing first-trimester abortions and
the other by counseling those who wish
to continue their pregnancies.
The two establishments-Planned
Parenthood at 912 N. Main St. and
Family Planning Associates at 2301 S.
ron Parkway-are similar in cost
d procedures. The fee for abortions
at both clinics is $180, including lab
tests, counseling, and a pelvic
examination before the abortion is per-
formed. Both clinics provide free
check-ups for patients two weeks after
The major differences between the
two clinics are the volume and type of
clinic. Family Planning Associates is a
private office run by Dr. Sima Teodor-
,. According to a receptionist at
mily Planning Assoiciates, Sue
Olds, Teodorvic performs an average of
12.abortions a week. Abortions can be
scheduled almost any time, she said.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD is a
larger private, non-profit clinic which
also offers vasectomies, birth control
counseling and supplies and pregnancy
testing services. Planned Parenthood
only performs abortions on Tuedday
and Friday mornings, according to
receptionist Anna Shine. They handle
an average of thirty women per mor-
ning, or 60 per week, she said.
At Planned Parenthood, the entire
procedure takes about four hours.
Patients are given blood and urine tests,
counseling, and the procedure on the
same day. The operation is private, but
the recovery room after the procedure
is shared with five or six other patients.
FAMILY PLANNING prefers to
schedule the lab tests and counseling a
few days before the procedure. "We
can arrange to have counseling on the
same day. We find: that if we do it
earlier, women are more relaxed when
they come back," said Olds. While
there may be a few people in the
waiting room before the procedure,
there is usually one patient per
recovery room and occasionally two.
Both clinics allow patients to have a
guest and/or a counselor in the
operating room. Pain relievers or
tranquilizers are given to patients upon
SOME PATIENTS interviewed said
Planned Parenthood is somewhat im-
personal. "If you want the physicalact
of having an abortion it seemed a good
place. The people seemed competent
and did all the things they were sup-
posed to do. On the other hand if having
an abortion is. something you're
worried or unsure about, it could be a
bad place because the way its done is
very mechanical and not much atten-
tion to the individual is given," said one
Planned Parenthood receptionist
Shine disagrees that the clinic is imper-
sonal. "I feel its a really supportive
agency. You're not made to feel like
you're one of many. The counselors are
really supportive. Most women say its
not half as bad as they expected."
Another woman who went to Planned
Parenthood said she found being in a
group of women comforting. "At first I
felt uneasy, but then when I was in for
the procedure, it was kind of neat to
know that everyone in the room was
going through the same thing. The age
range was tremendous, and that was
comforting to me. They (Planned
Parenthood) were sensitive to anything
I raised as a concern," she said.
A STUDENT WHO went to Family
Planning said she was very pleased
with the individual care patients
received. "They treated me really well
as an individual. I didn't feel like an
For women who chose not to abort
their pregnancy, Abortion Alternatives
may offer. assistance. According to
Gretchen Kronenberger, Abortion
Alternatives can provide counseling,
jhelp locate a job or housing, line up an
expectant mother with agencies that
can aid her financially, or just donate a
set of baby clothes.
The volunteer organization, which fun-
ctions on private donations, maintains
an office and 24-hour answering ser-
vice. "We are anti-aborive, but you
have to back this up and provide alter-
natives," said Kronenberger.
EACH OF THE above organizations
give pregnancy tests and counseling.
However, pregnancy tests are also
given at the University Health Service
and most any medical clinic. Additional
counseling can be received at the
University Counseling Service or the
Women's Crisis Center. In Ann Arbor,
University Hospital may do second
trimester abortions at the discretion of
the doctor., according to hospital
MSA fails to deliver
Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN
A frequent visitor at the Rams Head Leather Works on Liberty St. naps
through another of the dog days of Spring.
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"I DIDN'T FIND out until the middle
of (last) term that it was my
responsibility." Barr explained. She
went on to say that aside from the time
that she unsuccessfully attempted. to
find the booklet's storage place, "I
really haven't done anything with
"It'screally an unfortunate event,"
Barr continued, "it's one of those
things when everybody sort of passes
MSA President Jim Alland said he
was unaware that the handbooks had
not been distributed and accepted
responsibility for not following up on
"I assumed that it had been taken
care of," Alland explained, "Had I been
aware that there had been books still
remaining, I would've gotten someone
on it right away."
MSA President-elect Marc
*reakstone said that because he, too,1
was unaware of the distribution
problem he could not comment on how
his administration would handke the
John Stapleton, assistant manager
for the University Cellar, which had
taken out a half-page advertisement in
the handbook, said that he had contac-
ted Alland early last fall when he
became aware that the honklit'
distribution had been delayed. Sap-
pington said that Alland had told him
that "they (MSA) were going to do what
they could to correct it (the distribution
Alland said that following his conver-
sation"with Sappington, he assigned
several work-study employees in the
MSA office to distribute some of the
booklets. Asa result, several hundred
booklets were distributed to several
University buildings. The majority of
the booklets, however, remained in the
Charles Leahy, executive vice-
president for Ann Arbor Bank and
Trust Company, which took out a full-
page advertiseent in the handbook,
said, "If we were told we would pay
forthe ad based on circulation ... then
I'm upset." Leahy said that his bank
would follow up on the matter with MSA.
Other advertisers echoed Leahy's
sentiments. A spokesperson for
Ulrich's Bookstore, which took out a
half-page advertisement, said, _"Ob-
viously, I'm not very pleased."
Cynthia Grzelak, a member of the
Huron Valley National Bank Adver-
tising staff, which also bought a half-
page advertisement, said, "I'm disap-
pointed, certainly." Grzelak's bank
also plans to pursue the matter with
Denver pushes for cooperation
to battle world hunger problem
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on a downward spiral." According to
the singer, the solution to this problem
will come not by spending more money
on more programs, but by a total effort
by concerned people.
However, Denver says he is op-
timistic about the future of the world.
"I believe the world was made to work.
There need not be a single child star-
ving," he said., "if this becomes the
people's will to make this come true."
Directing his comments to the young
people in the audience, he said that
"It's your energy and commitment that
is going to turn it around."
A SIMILAR effort should be made,
Denver said, to decrease the
"separateness" that pagues the world
now. "We are here for each other, not
against each other," he said. "We've
forgotten that we're all human beings."
Denver complained of the large
amounts of money spent on political
campaigns, and citizens' lack of
political interest between elections. He
also condemned the federal gover-
nment for increasing defense spen-
ding-a move that kills rather than
saves lives, he said.
"There's not a leader in the bunch,"
Denver said, referring to the politicians
in Washington; yet he added that "the
government is a reflection of how much
we (the American people) care-we're
getting what we deserve."
HE ALSO CITED the failure of the
government to successfully help solve
the energy shortage. "We have
everything we need to put up solar
satelittes in space to supply solar
power. This was possible four years
ago," he said.
The answers to these problems, ac-
cording to Denver, will not be found
easily. "It will not come out of a divine
miracle," he said, solutions will come
"when people begin to make use of their
consciousness and make choices
toward life with working together,
rather than death and separateness."
Denver added that people must
"start looking at the world in a larger
sense. We must think of ourselves as;
citizens of the world first before we
think of ourselves as Americans or
Denver began his involvement in the
hunger movement because of his desire
to do something to help the world, he
said. "I'm going to change the world,"
declared an enthusiastic Denver. "Will
His concert and speech stop in Ann
Arbor, he explained, is part of a seven
month tour of 89 cities across the nation
in an effort to "get out and educate the
public and start talking about the
The Univerity of Michgan Men's Glee Club
Leonard Johnson, Director
/ Tickets: $4.
' "8 'Hill Box Offii
~April 14, 9*.r
ih the Friars
Cinema Guild-Days of Heaven, 7,9:05 p.m., Old Arch Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op--Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
Sex (but were afraid to ask), 7, 10:20 p.m., The Front, 8:40 p.m., Aud. 3,
MLB, Women in Love, 7, 9:15 p.m., Aud. 4, MLB.
Cinema Two-Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall. ,
Mediatrics-Picnic at Hanging Rock, 7, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
U-M Economics Department Centennila Celebration and Sym- osium, 9:30
a.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
American Ethnological Society, Association for the Anthropological Study
of Play, and Central States Anthropological Society - meetings all day,
Second Annual Community-Wide Planning Conference, "The Future of
Centers for Independent Living in Michigan," Holiday Inn West, Jackson.
Career Planning and Placement-Job Hunting Workshop for Seniors
(covers resume writing, interviewing and job finding), 9 a.m.-noon, 3200
Women's Glee Club, Harmonettes-Auditions, Call Mrs. Edwards, 665-
Eclipse Jazz-Johnny Griffin Quarter and Richie Cole, 8 p.m., Michigan
Dance Dept.-"A Senior Dance Concert,"8 p.m., Studio A, Dance Bldg.
U-M Native American Student Assoc,-Ann Arbor Indian Pow Wow, 2, 8
p.m., Huron High School.
. Residential College Play-Workshop, 8 p.m., RC Aud., East Quad.
Canterbury Loft-Festival of South African Culture, "Open Forum with
Athol Fugard," 3-5 p.m., 332S. State.
Michifish-"Wet Treks," 8 p.m., Margaret Bell Pool.
Ark-Peter "Madcat" Ruth, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
WCBN-Pro-Jams, "The Saturday Night Special," 7-9 p.m., "Night Flight
88," 9-midnight, 88.3 FM.
WUOM-"Great Decisions '80: The Mideast and the Gulf, U.S. Policy in
Ferment," 1-p.m., "Foundations of American Nationalism," 1:30 p.m., 91.7
T reasury delays tax
refund check delivery
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Treasury
Department is delaying sending about
$3 billion in tax refund checks for a few
days just to be sure there will be enough
money in its accounts to cash them.
The delay, from yesterday until Mon-
day, reflects "conservative cash
management policies" by the
Treasury, said a spokesman. He said.
there probably would have been enough
money to cover the tax checks if they
had been mailed as planned.
"IT WAS REALLY a decision to get
refund checks to recipients on Tuesday,
rather than Monday, which simply
reflects the Treasury's cash
management policy during this period
of a seasonally heavy drain of gover-
nment cash," said the spokesman, who
did not want to be identified.
The Treasury's cash needs have in-
creased sharply in recent weeks, in
part because of tax refund payments,
but also because of large-scale redem-
ption of Saving Bonds and of U.S.
government securities byaforeign in-
The spokesman said the Treasury
Department tries to keep its cash
balances as low as possible to keep its
interest costs on borrowed money to a
minimum. Although he didn't say so, he
indicated the current cash balance may
have fallen too low.
TAX REFUNDS are up 20 per cent so
far this year compared to 1979. If the
present trend continues, 1980 refunds
will total more than $42 billion, up from
$35.3 billion in 1979.
. The average refund is $591 this year,
up more than $100 over the 1979 average
of $490. A spokesman for the Internal
Revenue Service, Larry Batdorf, said
the normal yearly increase in the
average refund is about $40.
The final deadline for filing tax
returns is April 15, this Tuesday.
The Treasury spokesman said "it's
not illogical" to conclude that Treasury
money managers ordered a delay in
sending checks to guard against the
possibility that there might not be
enough money to cash them.
CANTERBURY LOFT presents
STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE
IMMORALITY ACT and THE ISLAND
by ATHOL FUGA RD
April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 91-4 8p.m.
as part of the
FESTIVAL of SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURE
For further Festival information call 665-0606
These productions are for mature audiences, nudity is
CANTERBURY LOFT-332 South State Street, second floor
Saturday, April 12
The AmA r Fim Ce v Presents at MLB: $1.50
EVERYTHING YOU ALAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
SEX - BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
(Woody Allen, 1972) 7 A 10:20-MLB 3
Woody Allen doing to Dr. Ruben's book what should be done to Dr. Ruben's
book. At once a parody of pop-psych and movies themselves. Everything .. .
takes hilarious shots at Italian neo-realism, Shakespeare, schlock horror films,
2001, notorious army training films, and the sexual misinformation we all
learned behind the swings. Manic, messy and marvelous. "Allen's high points
are Himalayan."-Vincent Canby. With JOHN CARADINE, LYNN REDGRAVE,
LOUISE LASSER, LOU JACOBI.
THE FRONT (Martin Ritt, 1976) ':40-MLB3
WOODY ALLEN is wonderfully comic as Howard Prince-The Front America's
most unlikely hero, paid by blacklisted writers to put his name on their work.
The first theatrical movie to focus on the scandalous period of McCarthyism that
plagued the entertainment industry during the 1950's. Two of the stars, ZERO
MOSTEL and HERSCHEL BERNARDI, the director Ritt, and the writer Walter
Bernstein were all blacklisted in real life.
WOMEN IN LOVE (Ken Russell, 1970) 7& 9:15-MLB4
A masterful adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel, and an encyclopedia of
filmmaking technique. Director Russell is restrained and brilliant in his most
consistent and intelligent film. "It is difficult to recall another film that has so
successfully recreated the past with a depth that brings to life every snapshot
we have seen of the time."-Judith Crist. Starring GLENDA JACKSON in an
Oscar-winning role. ALAN BATES, OLIVER REED, JENNIE LINDEN.
Next Tuesday: Orson Welles' MACBETH and THE TRIAL at Nat. Sci.
Next Wednesday: Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep in THE DEER HUNTER
at Aud. A, 6:30 and 9:30.
AI]ER NATIVE ENERGY1
MEDIATRICS MOVIES presents
The Ann Arbor Premier of
9:00-10:30 Passive Solar
*A.4 1.Maa rL-..- - - i.s
Mich an Union,
VENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC
1:00-2:30 Ann Arbor's Solar Zoning
Laws by Rick Seigel, Environmental
Energy Politics by Marc Ross, U of M