The Michigan Dily - Friday, November 9, 1984 - Page 3
Abortion groups claim victory
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Groups supporting
and opposing abortion proclaimed victory on
the emotional issue yesterday, seeing gains
for their cause based on assessment of the
national election returns.
Abortion opponents said they won with
President Reagan's re-election and
strengthened their numbers in Congress -
but not enough to pass the constitutional
amendment banning abortion that is their
BUT NANETTE Falkenberg of the
National Abortion Rights Action League said
abortion has been defused as a political issue,
although Reagan's re-election could threaten
the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing
"We are very pleased that election year
1984 is the second successive election to
demonstrate that the 'abortion scare' which
has invaded national politics since 1974 is en-
ding," Falkenberg said.
The National Right to Life Committee,
however, said it would press Congress to ap-
prove permanent prohibition of federal abor-
tion funding to take the place of Hyde Amen-
dment restrictions that must be enacted
"WE WON and we're glad," said National
Right to Life Committee President John
Wilke said "We all have very deep hopes"
that Reagan will appoint Supreme Court
justices, in the event of vacancies on the high
court, inclined to reverse the controversial
decision affirming a woman's right to an
Falkenberg warned that the anti-abortion
movement was already seeking a test case it
could move through the federal judiciary in
the hope that Reagan court would either
restrict or overturn the 1973 decision.
David O'Steen, executive director of
National Right to Life Committee, said abor-
tion opponents gained 10 seats in the House
and expect to have 258 to 260 votes on their
side of the issue, out of a total of 435. Falken-
berg agreed, estimating that the abortion
rights movement lost "perhaps 10 to 14 seats"
in the House.
Of the 33 senators elected Tuesday, 18 or 19
are abortion opponents, meaning the Senate
will remain evenly split on the issue, said
O'Steen conceded that although passage of
a constitutional amendment banning abortion
remains "our ultimate goal," the group does
not have enough votes for passage by the
newly elected Congress.
Falkenberg said that no candidate lost
because of support for abortion rights and the
subject is no longer a "single issue" on which
people cast their votes.
Student questions classified research
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which is to destroy human life."
Metzger will present the pro-
posal at the RPC meeting.
The RPC will make a recom-
mendation on the project to
Alfred Sussman, the University's
vice president for research.
THE TWO other CRRP mem-
bers could not be reached for
comment on the proposal.
Aronoff said she was told by
Birdsall that the projects would
improve the U.S. Navy's anti-
submarine capabilities. And
although she said that the
University's classified research
guidelines are vague, she thinks
this project is in violation of the
Birdsall denied ever having
said anything to Aronoff about
"I TOLD HER it was basic
scientific research," he said.
According to Metzger, the pur-
pose of the research was to create
more efficient ways to transmit
signals through the ocean in or-
der to determine temperature
patterns in the water. He said
that one application of this would
be the improvement of weather
forecasting, because heat in the
ocean interacts with the at-
mosphere to create weather pat-
"I don't see any direct ap-
plication" to anti-submarine
warfare, Metzger said.
BIRDSALL SAID the project
consists of making instruments
which Woodshole researchers
would use to record data. "We
build very small, very reliable
mini-computers" for data collec-
tion of this kind, he said.
According to Birdsall, the
government has stamped the
classified label on the project
because government clearance
must be obtained to enter the
Navy facility where the transmit-
ter is located.
Metzger said any research
done in the ocean may benefit the
Navy in some way, but that that
was not the main purpose of this
project. Birdsall, too, did not rule
out the possibility of military ap-
plication. He said, "If in the long
run we are terribly successful, I
would say, yes" there may be
some military application. But
any applied research would be
the responsibility of the Navy, he
K.C. Austern, 2, enjoys a romp with babysitter Renee Brennan on the front lawn of the state
Capitol building in Lansing yesterday.
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The Center for South and Southeastern Asian Studies will bring James
Manalili to the Lane Commons Room at noon to speak on "Reporting on
Philippine Politics: A View from Cebu City."
AAFC-El Norte, 7 & 9:30 p.m., MLB.
Alt. Act.-Broadway Danny Rose, 7,8:40 & 10:20 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II-The Trouble with Harry, 7 & 9, Aud. A, Angell.
Cinema Guild - Hair, 7 & 9:15, Lorch.
Mediatrics - Lady on the Bus, 7:15 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Performance Network-Video Festival, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Musical Society - Gwendhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, 8:30 p.m., Hill
School of Music-Michael Crawford, double bass recital, 8 p.m., Recital
Ensemble Theater Company-one-act plays: A Resounding Tinkle,
Charlie the Chicken, and Whiskey, 8 p.m., Trueblood Theater.
Anthropology-Kevin Dwyer, "Dialogues, Risks, & Texts," 4 p.m., East
Conference Room, Rackham.
Anatomy and Cell Biology-Jurgen Roth, 5372 Med. Sci. II.
Guild House-Alan Wald, "Responsibilities of University Faculty to Par-
ticipate in Movements of Social Change," noon, 802 Monroe.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship-12 noon, 220 East Engineering Building.
Counseling Services-Dissertation Support Group, 8:30, 3100 Michigan
Duplicate Bridge Club -7:30, League basement.
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship-7:30 Memorial Christian Church.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Study-7:30, basement University Reformed
Korean Christian Fellowship-9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Ark-Eclectricity-8 p.m., 637S. Main.
International Folk Dance Club - Teaching Bulgarian dancing, 7:30 p.m.,
Angell Elementary School Gym.
Continuing Medical Education-course, "Clinical Oncology," Towsley
Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation - Trivial Pursuit Tournament,
7p.m., County Recreation Center.
Muslim Students Association-prayer sermon, women's study circle,
6:30 p.m., men's study circle, 9 p.m., Islamic Center.
CEW-"Refreshing Student Skills," Learning Skills Center, for infor-
mation call 764-6555.
Humanities-debates, "Should Congress authorize the release of Highway
Trust Fund Monies to the States," 3 p.m.; "Should Radio and Television In-
dustries be Deregulated?", 4 p.m., 1202 East Engineering Building.
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