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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 13,1989
Panel: minorities key to

By Mark Katz
Daily Staff Writer
The struggle for reproductive choice is an is-
sue that women of color cannot escape, United
Coalition Against Racism member Barbara
Ransby said.
She spoke at a panel discussion entitled
"Reproductive Rights and Women of Color" last
night at the Michigan Union Ballroom. The dis-
cussion was part of Reproductive Rights
Awareness Week
The presentation featured Ransby, also a board
member of the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela
Center, and Women's Studies professor Christina
Jose-Kampfner.
The speakers stressed the need for a thorough
understanding of the pro-choice movement.

"Choice comes with mutual understanding-
more understanding of the issues that affect
women of color today," said Jose-Kampfner.
She added that being pro-choice "means that
you must address the problem of poverty. You
have to have basic needs so you can really make
choices."
Ransby agreed that the pro-choice movement
involves more than just the right to have an
abortion.
"In order for the movement to move forward,
we must find a definition of choice in the broad-
est terms possible, which means to fight for so-
cial and economic justice as well as reproductive
freedom," she said.
Ransby asserted that in Michigan, with the
reversal of medicare funding for abortion, "Roe

Pro-Choice
vs. Wade has already been denied for poor
women."
The event was sponsored by the Ann Arbor
Pro-Choice Coalition which includes the Ann
Arbor chapters of the National Organization for
Women, the Committee to Defend Abortion
Rights, and Planned Parenthood.
LSA junior Anna Stubblefield, a member of
the education committee of CDAR, stressed the
necessity of turning to women of color for lead-
ership in the pro-choice movement.
"It's easy for women who are college stu-
dents, who are from middle class families and
primarily white, to forget that there are different
perspectives," she said. "It is very important to
listen to leaders of the movement who are
women of color."

ADVISORY
Continued from Page 1
Clarkson is an administrative
member of U-Council.
MSA Student Rights Chair Nick
Mavrick said he thinks the advisory
committees, which will have three
to five members each, are a token
gesture on the University's part.
"Three students are going to rep-
resent the student interest, you've
got to be kidding me?" Mavrick said.

"It won't represent the students and
that's the major concern that student
'It won't represent the
students and that's the
major concern that
student groups have
with this policy, the lack
of student participation.'
--Nick Mavrick, MSA

groups have with this polio
lack of student participation."

cy, the tion than just three," said Mavrick.

Although MSA President Aaron
Williams said he has not decided on
a procedure for making the nomina-
tions, Mavrick said that MSA would
make the deadline.
"We're going to get students on
this committee... but we're going to
try to get more student representa-

SACUA Chair Gayl Ness said
the group, which advises the faculty
senate, will peruse lists of faculty
available for committee positions
and make its nomination decisions at
its Monday night meetings.
Members of the Academic
Services Board were unavailable for
comment.

MINORITY
Conti~med from Page 1
that students know there are prob-
loms with minority recruitment at
the University.
"The biggest thing that brings in
students is word of mouth," Harris
said. "People know there are prob-
lems, and by talking with people
they know there aren't any solutions
to those problems."
- Asian enrollment increased from
2;024 to 2,249 students. Asian stu-
dents now account for 6.8 percent of
the student body.

LOBBY
Continued from Page 1
Supporters of the bill don't view
the measure as creating class injus-
tice because they hope "the
Government will educate minors as
to their rights," said Tim Goodrich,
an administrative assistant to Rep.
Welborn.
Goodrich added that there are
many pro-choice advocates who sup-
port the parental consent bill.
Profit told the lobbyist that he
supports the bill because he believes
it is a family issue and not a matter

of outlawing abortion. A planned
parenthood volunteer, however, told
Profit that her father would have
beaten her if she told him that she
needed an abortion.
"Incidents where minors have
been raped who are too scared to say
'my father raped me' will be helped
by the bill because this will help
them get help and the judicial review
will be completely confidential,"
said Goodrich.
Goodrich said he doesn't feel the
status of the bill will change after
yesterday's lobby day, adding that it
was "very important for opponents
and members of any group to let
their views be known."
"What we are really talking
about now is whether the Governor
will veto or sign the bill,and then if
it is a veto will we have the power
to override it," said Goodrich.

Yesterday's lobbyists said
Blanchard will probably veto the
bill. "This is not the last that the
legislators are going to see of us...
we learned a lot today and one of the
biggest lessons is that we are com-
ing back," said Sally Kagerer, presi-
dent of the Flint Planned
Parenthood.
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IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Bush pushes for Giuliani
NEW YORK - President Bush beat the drum for Republican
candidates from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Gracie Mansion yesterday,
ending up by urging New Yorkers to vote for "America's greatest crime-
fighter" - mayoral hopeful Rudolph Giuliani.
Bush capped a day of campaigning with an effusive speech at a fund-
raising dinner in Manhattan expected to reap upwards of $1 million for
GOP candidate Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor.
Latest polls indicate he is trailing badly in his bid to keep Democrat
David Dinkins from becoming New York's first black mayor.
Dinkins defeated incumbent Mayor Ed Koch for the Democratic
nomination in September.
Painting a bleak picture of a city beset by "neighborhood tensions,"
crumbling bridges, homelessness and a declining school system, Bush
said, "Rudy's the one to turn around New York City."
German official rejects reform
BERLIN - A high-ranking East German official yesterday rejected the
democratic reforms embraced by some of the nation's Communist allies
and said socialism will continue to dominate society.
Another top official said the government will listen to "all parts of the
population" clamoring for change as long as they are not committed to
scrapping the current social order.
Despite the staunch public commitments to socialism, there were
signs of strong differences within the leadership over how to grapple with
the growing public demands for a freer society. Reports persisted that 77-
year-old Erich Honecker, the nation's hard-line leader, was in trouble.
West Germany's mass-circulation Bild newspaper, quoting unidentified
Communist Party sources, reported yesterday that Honecker would be re-
placed Oct. 18.
Swedes free man accused of
murdering prime minister
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - An appeals court yesterday freed a 42-
year-old career criminal convicted of killing Prime Minister Olof Palme
ruling there wasn't enough evidence to blame him for the crime that
traumatized Sweden.
Christer Pettersson, who maintained his innocence throughout his sen-
sational trial, walked away from Kronoberg prison hours after the Svea
Appeals Court threw out his July conviction. Petterson was convicted
even though no motive was established, no weapon was found, and no
witnesses testified to seeing the Swede fire five shots at Palme.
Thursday's ruling could dash any hopes authorities have of bringing
Palme's killer to justice.
Palme, a four-term prime minister and prominent international figure
active in socialist causes and nuclear disarmament, was shot from behind
in February of 1986 as he walked home from a movie in downtown
Stockholm.
Ford to sell steel subsidiary
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. and a company led by a former execu-
tive of Weirton Steel Co. have signed a memo of understanding in which
Ford's Rouge Steel subsidiary will be sold, the automaker said yesterday.
Few details, including the sale price, were released. Ford Vice President
Peter Pestillo said he hoped the deal could be completed by the end of the
year.
Rumors about the potential sale of the 65-year-old steelmaking busi-
ness have been circulating for years. During the past several months, the
rumors intensified.
Pestillo said Rouge Steel operations would continue "substantially as
we know them today." He said he anticipated no change in size of the
work force of about 3,300 hourly and 750 salaried.
Existing labor agreements would continue in force, he added.
There was no answer yesterday evening at United Auto Workers Local
600, which represents Rouge Steel workers.
EXTRAS
Daily Brushes with Greatness
ala David Letterman
I was walking along South State Street in front of the LSA Building
yesterday when a man approached me and asked for directions to the
Michigan Union. As I looked up to answer the pesky stranger, I realized
that he was none other than Denny McClain former Detroit Tiger,
exconvict, and current radio personality.
I told the former Cy Young Award winner that it was the next big

building on the right. He then thanked me and the two of us went our
separate ways.
"But isn't there more to that story?" Alex asked.
*Writer's embellishment*
Then the aging hurler proceeded to drill me on directions to other
buildings. "Where's the Chem Building, Lorch Hall, East Engin.,
Dennison, Mason Hall, Lane Hall, NUBS, the North Campus
Commons?" he inquired.
Bewildered, I walked away, my image of my boyhood idol forever tar-
nished.
- Noah Finkel as told to Alex Gordon

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