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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
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- Blythevffle (M.) Courier Newi - Thursday, April »,' Admit Reform Needed I" By HELEN'HENNESSY I NEA Women's Editor (Last in a Series.) NEW YORK - (NEA) A few'years ago, Jeanne L., a young mother of four and wife of a daily drinker and .sometime worker, died by her own hand. It wasn't suicide. She didn't plan to kill herself. She was pregnant again. The expense and care of another baby was more than she could face. ever '< liberal,a ; hard time deciding that what was being destroyed was a "nothing.". However, many priests feel that there should be a repeal of 'all abortion laws — that the practice of abortion should perhaps be considered a private sin but not a public crime. At an' international abortion conference sponsored by the Kennedy Foundation and the Harvard Divinity School, Fath- What's Wrong With Abortion? Drugs and home potions didn't er Robert F. Drinan, a Roman 1 Catholic priest and dean of the Boston College Law School, said that he believes . nonlaw has greater potential for solving the abortion problem than a reform in the law.. He put it this way. "Don't get me wrong. I'm' not gung bo for any abortion reform until we get more information: But not everything that is immoral should'be made a crime." What's for Lunch? LUXORA FRIDAY Hamburger on Bun Pickle and Onion Slices Mustard Potato Chips Jello with Fruit Milk Sixteen bombers participated in Doohttle's ah- raid over Japan in April, 1942. ; ; : Gaelic ii the native tongue of the Irish, Manx and Highland Scots. ... How's That Again? LINCOLN, Neb. CAP) - Federal Power Commission Chairman Lee C. .White says the intimate interdependence of. individuals in an increasingly complex society does not need to preclude individualism. "Ambition, a sense of opportunity, individualism—these should be, not the casualty of recent trends, but the response," he said at the 40th honors convocation at the University of Nebraska Tuesday. help. She couldn't afford an abortion and didn't know where to go for one even if she could pay. A friend told her how she could handle the matter at home herself. She tried. She arrived DOA at Lincoln Hospital in New York. Today she could have dialed a local telephone number (212477-0034) and received a record- : ed message givin.g her the names and phone'numbers of the participating clergymen who form a consultation service to help women who are being driven into the world of criminality or the ,;dangerous practice of self - induced abortion : by the present. laws. The Roman Catholic Church takes the position that human life and the human soul take form from the moment of conception. According ,t<>: spokesmen, it considers abortion- under any circumstances; infanticide. Liberalized abortion laws permit termination of pregnancy on the premise that the fetal life can be destroyed'-.without taking a human life. . "The Tablet," a conservative Catholic newspaper recently published a picture story of fetal development in which photographs of even a 14-week-old fetus looked like a baby. The photos would give anyone, how- * Abortions, •* according to the lawyer-priest, are a moral and medical issue, not a legal one. "Let's make the doctors the ones to decide who gets abor- tins," he said. The abortion problem, many people believe, can best be handled by the clergy and the medical profession since the decision not to complete a -pregnancy' is a serious one that requires, first, soul - searching and second, a competent surgeon. And it would seem that members of these groups are further ahead in their thinking than some lawmakers^ According to Lawrence Lader author, of "Abortion" (Bobbs- Merrill, 1966), and an active leader in abortion law reform, an East Coast physician performs abortions on women recommended to him by their clergymen simply because he wants to help people who are desperate enough to seek help SPRING INTO SUMMER FASHIONS FROM MEAD'S from their church: He charges a nominal sum,, yet risks his freedom and; livelihood with each operatin. * .* * ' It has been reported, too, that one physician in a :small Pennsylvania town specialized in abortion for more than 40 years before he retired. He performed 28,000 abortions. He explained he considered it less of a crime than to let an unwanted child be brought into the world. Originally he charged only $10. He reluctantly raised the price to $30 as his costs increased, Lawrence Lader maintains that in the two years since his book was published he has helped more than 400 women who have called or written to him. Even the proponents' of reform admit that abortion can be an ugly word and an ugly deed. But they also believe that it is ugly to bring into the world a deformed child, to bear a child conceived as a result of rape, to have to feed one more mouth when your husband won't work and you have three children already and are unaware that you can obtain effective contraception. In a recent issue of McCall'si Eunice Shriver criticizes abor- tion reforms as "legalistic tinkering." She calls for changes in conditions that make abortion necessary, including making birth control universally available, (jug) Attorney Harriet, Pilpel also admits that the prime cure foir the abortion problem'is widely available planned parenthood in formation. "But we're a long, long way ,rrom.this," this .expert on the subject claims. "Thert at* about 4.5 million people in thd country who still have no access to contraceptives at all." > A change in the laws, the advocates of reform feel, would still: permit 'abortion to be a matter of conscience. But it .would at least free the doctors to help when they feel such aid is warranted, without risk to their careers. (End Series.) ! Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, April 25, the 116th day of 1968. There are 250 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. On this date— 'In 1599, Oliver Cromwell:was born. In 1874, the Italian inventor, Marconi, was born. In 1910, Charles Evans Hughes was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1945, during World .War II, Beriito Mussolini escaped, from Milan, Italy, as Allied troops were closing in on the city. 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