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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 18, 2001 -7A

Students for Life gather in
the Diag to protest abortion

U Vigil shows opposition to
1973 Roe v. Wade ruling
allowing the right to choose
By Kristen Beaumont
,Daily Staff Reporter
1 Students gathered in the Diag last night
for a silent candlelight vigil to show their
opposition to the upcoming anniversary
of the historic Roe v. Wade decision of
1973.
The vigil was organized by Students
for Life as a protest against abortion and
a celebration of life, Students for Life
President Andrew Shirvell said.
"We're here to remember the 35 to 40
}million babies that have been aborted
since 1973," he said. "This is just a pure
Z silent witness to gain a sense that there
has been a huge loss in our generation

because we have grown up with Roe v.
Wade and because we have lost potential
friends to abortion."
Shirvell, an LSA junior, said the vigil
has been held for the past four years but
that this year saw the best turnout so far,
with almost 45 students participating.
Lia Santoro, vice president of Students
for Life and an Engineering senior, said,
"I'm just glad that I'm not alone to
remember the 40 million babies that have
died since Roe v. Wade. I think it would
be a shame if these lives went unno-
ticed."
Shirvell stressed that the students were
not gathered for political reasons.
"We are not all about radical tactics,"
he said. "All human life is valuable."
Other students shared the sentiments of
Shirvell and Santoro.
"We're just out here to show our sup-
port for the dignity of the unborn. It's a

beautiful way to show our silent protest,"
said Erin Robichaud, an LSA junior and
three-year member of Students for Life.
Students from other schools also took
part in the vigil.
"One-third of our generation has been
killed by abortion. These people would
have been our roommates, our friends,
our wives and our husbands," said Matt
Bowman, a student at the Ave Maria
School of Law. "We are here to commit
ourselves to see that the next generation
makes it out of the womb and has a
chance to live and to grow."
Students at the rally stressed they were
simply celebrating the rights of the
unborn.
"I think the vigil speaks for itself.
There's nothing political about it. There
is a little more to it than conservative
versus liberal," said Rob Shereda, an
LSA junior.

:AM HOLLNSHEAD Daily
Anders Hendrickson holds a candle while attending a Right to Life vigil in the Diag last night.

LAWSO N
Continued from Page 1
unity," Little said yesterday.
University Provost Nancy Cantor
Aid she feels privileged to have
*6rked with Lawson.
"Jackie was a person of intellectual
integrity and decency. I will greatly miss
heir as a colleague and as a friend," Can-
tor said in a written statement.
At Dearborn, Lawson served on
numerous governance campus com-
munities, and was chair of the Faculty
Senate in 1995-1996. She served as
the campus' representative to the Uni-
ersity's Senate Assembly for three
wears.

Lawson was elected as SACUA
chair for the 2000-2001 academic
year. Lawson was the first member of
the Dearborn or
Flint campuses
elected to serve as
SACUA chair.
"Jackie was a
wonderful person
and terrific fac-
ulty leader. Her
death is a
t r e m e n d o u s
loss," Vice Presi-
dent for Medical
Affairs Gil Omenn said in a written
statement.
Lawson earned her bachelor's and

"Jackie was a person of intellectual
integrity and decency"
-Nancy Cantor
University provost

Blan chard ponders-
run for governor in
crowded 2002 race.,

master's degrees from Western Wash-
ington University. She went on to earn
her master's degree in English from
Simmons College and a doctorate in
English from Brown University.
"We will remember her for her intel-
lectual vitality, her concern for the Uni-
versity, and her unflagging willingness
to speak her mind about the issues that
were important to her," Little said in his

e-mail to the Dearborn campus.
Little said Lawson stimulated loyal-
ty and affection from her colleagues
and students.
"One of the things I really appre-
ciated was her intellectual ability.
She was intense. She cared about
the issues. She was able to express
her thoughts with great clarity," he
said.

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GOVERNOR
Continued from Page 1
trounced by Engler in the general elec-
tion. Fieger has said he might run as
an independent. Ballenger said Fieger
"would pose serious danger for the
Democrats."
Also mentioned in the race is for-
mer U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle, who
served from
1976 to 1995
and currently Possible gi
is the directoi
of a public ca iat
relations firm
headquartered.
in Washington,
D.C.
On the
side, the two
prospective
most discussed
are Lt. Gov.
Dick Posthu- BIlanchard
mus and Sec-,
retary of State
C a n d i c e
Miller.
"Te lice- N
tenant gover-
n or is
considering a x «
number of
including pri-
vate sector
work, said Granholm
Matt Resch,
P o s t h u m ii '
press secre-
tary, and the &
office is "one ;
of the options,
clearly."
The secre-
tary of state's
office was
equally vague.
Miller spokes-
woman Liz
Boyd said a
run for gover-
nor has not
been ruled out. Miller "has formed
a campaign committee, but has not
decided what office she is running
for," Boyd said. Due to term limits,
Miller is unable to seek another
term as secretary of state.
Both offices said decisions regard-
ing the race can be expected later this
year.

A wildcard candidate is Senate
Majority Leader Dan DeGrow (R-
Port Iluron), who, like the other
two Republicans mentioned as
potential candidates, is giving
"serious thought" to running for a
statewide office, said Aaron
Keesler, DeGrow's press secretaf-y.
Posthumus may face an upbilf
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mansion."'is
name recogni-
bernatorial tion appears
in 2002 ato be p oor,
and in a recen
U P IC / MR A
poll, he trailed
Blanchard 45
percent to 26
p er en t
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Sarpolus said:
But, 13a 1 -
leniger laid,
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'Bttnior his deputy in
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Engler's term
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can Gover-
n o r s
A s s oc1 i i U Qn
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ACCUTANE
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and suicide are directly caused by
using the drug.
Roche public affairs director
Melissa Zirkus said that the reports
of suicide and depression are not
characterized as side effects
because they are merely feelings
and situations reported by Accutane

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and Village Apothecary said there, are
only about 10 customers in each store
who place orders for Accutane on a
regular basis.
"Doctor's aren't ordering it. It's
reserved for very difficult cases of
acne," Village Apothecary pharmacist
Gary Turner said.
Besides adding warnirg labels to
Accutane, Roche has agreed to further
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