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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, S.pl.mb.r 11, 1970 THE UTHBRIDOE HERAID 15 No Mention Of Threat To Unborn Inconsistency In Hospital Abortion Policy TORONTO (CP) Two legal researchers say Canada's year- old abortion law gets such vary- ing interpretations that women are forced to go "hospital shop- ping" for an institution willin to do tlie operation. In a report hi the Crimina Law Quarterly, publisher, Thursday, Kenneth D. Smit j-amily LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By MARLENE COOKSHAW Winston Churchill High Schoo r'HUEOHILL is the onl; place to be this ask anyone familiar with it student or teacher, and they'l tell you. Oh, the building's the came as it ever was an al most windowless structure with an unbelievable maze o: corridors. But walk up to those double doors in the front ant open them you'll sense the difference. There's something there a feeling that per- meates the whole atmosphere; something that makes a smile and a peacs sign from an un- familiar figure seem the most natural thing in the world. Walk down the main hall and peek to the gym a long time since you worked that hard at having fun! Next, the fine arts room and watch Willie Mathis on tha drams, practising up for the next football game; this school's got room only for the best. The studious expressions in the various classrooms are consistent with the learning taking place the learning, not teaching. Everywhere you'E find students with their school, their city, then- country, their world. You'll hear radical opinions ex- pressed to sometimes heated debates and you'll learn, too, if you listen, about how social problems relate to you, and more important, how you can relate to them. In Churchill, the people real- ly feel they are not the spec- tators, that's up tc someone else; they are the participants. And isn't that the only way to karn? Football season's under way again and the excitement of the game is influencing every- one. Anyone witnessing the pep rally last Friday will tell you they felt it too. Students of Churchill need no vocal train- ing when expressing how they feel about their school an team. They voiced the: views Saturday Churchill's first game this sea son. The crowd backed the team to the last gun, and al though Stettler emerged victo rious, we want the Bulldogs fc know "we're with you all th The freshmen are officiall part of Churchill now a fii ting reward after what the went through on Frosh Day. Pa rading up eighteenth Stree at eight o'clock Friday mor ning to pyjamas, diapers, foot ball uniforms, and skhidivtof suits, they provided unusua entertainment for mothers ant children peering out of li room curtains. Some of thei main activities for the day to eluded sweeping dust from thi paths of their exalted Senio masters, selling toitet pape and wilted dandelions, and skipping through the A and W's to impress upon the crowd tha "Slavery's great! Down with Abe A lot of new friends were made, and I'm sure it's a day both freshmen and seniors will remember for quite a while. As to what's coming up there's Awards Day in the near future, and October 14 is the annual WCHS Variety Night; we need your support ant we're sure you'll enjoy your- self. September 25 is the big game -Churchill vs. Catholic Gen- ial High School to our first league game this season. This is followed at by our big opening dance featuring The Exit from Calgary we'd love x> see you there, so come and lave a great time! (Hie views voiced in the above column do not neces- sarily concur with either those of The Herald or Lel- ster'i, bat are reflection o( the student opinion.) LEISTER'S MAIL ORDERSI Tick off the selenium you want and land us. You'll receive your records for only each. Please Add 15c Postage on Orders and under. 1. WAR-Edwin Starr 2. JULIA DO YOU LOVt Sherman 3. CANDIDH-Dawn 4. SNOWBIRD-Anne Murray 5. TEN POUND NOTE-Steel River 6. HAND ME DOWN WORlD-Guew Who 7. AS YEARS GO BY-Maih Makhan 7. CRACKLING ROSIE-Neil Diamond 9. LOOKIN OUT MY BACK DOOR-C.C.R. 10. WHY CAN'T I TOUCH YOU-Ronnie Dylon 11. IN THE SUMMERTIME-Mungo Jerry 12. HIGHER AND HIGHER-Ccmada GOOM H t 3 n c COMING EVENTS SEPTEMBER 22nd WHITE HEATHER CONCERT Tickets Now On Sale SEPTEMBER 23rd 71 FASHIONS IN FURS ft FORDS YATES CENTRE P.M. Presented by lethbridge Association For Mentally Retarded TALENT Rent an instrument for your child Take Advantage of Your School Music Program RENT A SCHOOL BAND INSTRUMENT LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BIDG., LETHBRIDGE NAME.................................... ADDRESS............................... and Harris S. Wineberg said a study of 10 public hospitals in Toronto and Winnipeg showed a "general lack of consistency" abortion policy. Criminal Code amendments given Royal Assent in June, 1969, and proclaimed Aug. 26 that year direct hospitals to set up three-member therapeutic abortion boards which can allow abortions if continuing the preg- nancy would endanger the mother's life or health, includ- ing mental health. The law is so confusing that the panels of doctors set up under the law at each hospital to approve abortion applications are letting "all manner of per- sonal biases" influence deci- sions, especially to interpreting the mental-health criterion. Al doctors interviewed said changes in the law "purporting to liberalize the law On thera- peutic abortions have not af- fected their hospital's rate of the young Toronto lawyers report. But although the percentage of applications approved has not changed, "the term 'liberaliza- tion' has entered the public on- sciousness and resulted fa rapid escalation of applica- tions." The number of abortions performed has thus gone up. SUGGEST REVISION They concluded that the new law already needs revision; there is a "regrettable absence of appeal procedures" and a "serious inequality of access" to the abortion boards. A family (Calendar (Jj- cLocai The Board of Directors of the Lethbridge and District Oldtimers' Pemmican Club will meet in the club rooms on 9th St. S. Monday at 8 p.m. Activities of the coming season will be under discussion. Other members of the club are wel- come. The Southern Alberta Writers' Workshop will be held in the home of Mrs. Hattie Ihester, 1309 14 Ave. S. Satur- day at p.m. Boll-call is suggestions for programs or projects at future meetings. All aspiring writers welcome. The regular meeting of the >thbridge Auxiliary to Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children will be held at the .home of Mrs. J. A. Nome, 529 20 St. S. Tuesday at p.m. doctor who knows "the right people" can pave the way for a healing. The facts that only one hospi- tal's abortion board included a woman doctor and that no board allowed women to plead their cases to person appeared to be a denial "of natural jus- tice." In proposing a solution they rejected repeal of the law against criminal abortions as politically unacceptable, and ruled out forcing strict interpre- tation as likely to drive more women to illegal abortionists. Then- compromise suggestion was to keep the existing system, but add the .right of appeal ei- ther to the courts or to a central abortion committee. The researchers said their in- terviews rath 16 doctors in the two cities showed that doctors on abortion committees "made no pretence of excluding per- sonal biases from their deci- sions and, in fact, rationalized those biases under the guise of psychiatric cause.. Most doctors indicated they "do not feel constrained in any way" by the standards set out in the Criminal Code. The investigators said they Fashion Show To Assist Retarded The Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded will hold a fall fashion show in cars and furs at the Yates Centre Sept. 23 at p.m. Following the show, the sodal committee of the association will serve refreshments in the lobby. Tickets for the event are avail- able at Leisters, Canadian Fur- riers, Dorothy Gooder School, Classic Beauty Salon and Dun- lop Ford Ltd. All proceeds will go to sup- port the work of the associa- tion. found applications based on fear for the mother's physical healtl were "almost invariably" ap proved. CITE ABUSES But there was wide-scale abuse of the right to grant abor lions on mental grounds. Such wide interpretation is possible and so many hospitals gran abortions on grounds unrelated to the law that the committees have become "givers of mercy to those whose situation to life is deemed sufficiently pitiful Five out of six hospitals saic they would always approve end tog a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest and none said i would refuse an abortion to a girl under age 15, even if men tal health was not to danger. All hospitals said they woulc grant abortions to mothers who had developed German measles during common cause of baby malformation- even though the law does no mention threats to the health of the unborn. "FIRST LADY OF SAN QUENTIN" Mrs. Lucile R. Schoen, called Ihe "first lady of San Quentin poses in her flower garde n at her home in San Rafael, near the prison where she worked 2 years as a nurse- She was the first woman in the 118-year his- tory of the prison to be permitted to work inside the walls. "I just hops I can make It on the she told a group of cons a t the recent prison retirement party they gave her. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Our can-opener was recalled by the factory because of a defect, so we'llhave to eat out." CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Avo. N. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th-8 O'CLOCK BLACKOUT JACKPOT 56 NUMBERS 4th and 8th Games in 7 NUMBERS-! 2th Game IUCKY DRAW 5 CARDS FOR OR 25c EACH Persons Under 14 Years Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB Jn JU Of Rev. and Mrs. Ray Clcar- waters and Mr. and Mrs. George Kovert at Lansing, A VOTE FOE A VOTE Perle Mesta, society hostess and chairman of the Advi- sory Council of the National Women's Party, indicates her okay of the strategy adopted recently. Hoping to persuade senators to vote for the amendment to provide equal legal rights for women, the group proposed an election- year motto: "Vote for us or i we won't vote for you." CWAC REUNION The 29th annual CWAC re- union will be held in Calgary at RCAFA, 767 Wing on Sept. 26. All women who serviced In the CWAC during the Second World War and their escorts are invited. Reservations may be made >y contacting chairman, Mi's. Frances Kwasny, 2704 43 St. S.W., Calgary 8. I ADDR SOONER or LATER You're Going To Find Out Who Has The Best Selection Of Shoes In Town Why Not Sooner? JUST ARRIVEDI A New Bunch of for tha University and College Sell Shoes for Pant Suit! Shoes for Midis Long Wearing Casuals and Ties PRICED FROM ONLY See our lovely selection of new Fall NATURALIZERS in black and brown leather and black patents. FROM S19 Just Arrived) 3 BEAUTIFUL NEW BLACK SHOES from RED CARPET Pair White Winter Smudge Black Leather Brown Leather Brown Suede Crinkle Patents In Brown, Red, Blue In fact every color Shoes Well Fitted are Priceless of being Priced Lessl Sea tha N a w Obliqua Look In Shoes Now at Avanua AVENUE SHOES 51S 4lh Avenue South, own Mich, have been city visitors with Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell, brother and sister-in- law of Mrs. Clearwaters. Mrs. Clearwaters, a former jethbridge resident had not vis- ted inihe city for 45 years. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burton of Leth bridge celebrated their 49th weddjng anniversary re- cently in conjunction with Mrs. Burton's 85th birthday. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: In your column recently there appeared a letter from a woman who wanted to bear a child through artificial insemination since her husband's tests proved him incapable of fatherhood. I was especially interested in her letter because I am fac- ing a serious crisis as a result of the same problem. My hus- band has agreed to artificial insemination but only if I use his father's sperm. I was shocked at first, but his father insists on it and says unless we agree, he will not consider our child his legitimate heir. I have no real objections since I admire my father-in-law very much and the insemination would be artificial. But I do have some strange feelings. Will you ease my conscience and give me your blessings? DEAR LU: Since you have no "real go ahead, but you do so without my blessings. Such an arrangement has endless possibilities for a lifetime of trouble. A father in law who makes such demands must be wildly egocentric, If not crazy. A husband who would agree needs to examine his rela- tionship with his father. My guess is that he feels vastly in- ferior to Pa. The ultimate act of self-emasculation would be to allow his father to impregnate his wife. As for you, my dear, have you considered what it would be like to give birth to your own brother-in-law? I don't know how much money is involved here, but in my opinion there isn't enough money in the world to make this deal acceptable. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I loved your advice to the tall gal who wanted to date the shrimp but was afraid people would laugh. I know this situation well because I am 5'10" and my husband is a good two heads shorter than I am. My first husband was 6'4" but he was a runt compared to the man I am now married to. My present husband towers above my ex in just about every way you can think of except height. Sure, people gawk when we walk down the street together. And when we dance they sometimes laugh out loud, but who cares? Our marriage is ten times better than those of most of the people who are laughing. My guy is so generous and considerate I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. It's great to be married to a man you can look up to in the ways that count. Tell the world, will you? Mams DEAR MAMA: What a lovely letter! Please convey my heartiest congratulations to your husband. A guy who can make a woman feel as you do is a giant among men. USE A BRUSH Pre-treat heavily soiled areas such as collar and cuffs by brushing with a thick mixture of water and the soap or synthetic detergent which will be used ID the wash. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capita! Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-76S4M IS YOUR SCHOOL OBSOLETE? For n timely lest of your jchool'i obility to give children the typo of education they need now, be lure to read Weekend Magazine's special report on what makes ichoolj obsolete. Many Canadian schools fail to handle students and teachers properly. The result is an education for your children. See how your school IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE RE-OPENING SI E R CUSTOM FURNITURE 1518 3rd AVENUE S. PHONE 326-7631 Open Thursday and Friday Until p.m. 3 DAYS ONLY SOFA AND CHAIR RE-UPHOLSTERED CHAIR For Only.. l For Only PLUS COST OF FABRIC IN YOUR CHOICE AND COLOR NEW CHESTERFIELD SUITES-SPANISH AND CONTEMPORARY STYLING. APPLICATION for LETHBRIDGE LADIES CURLING CLUB Name (please print) Miss or Mrs......................... Husband's Initials............Address.............. Telephone Numbers: Home Business........ Afternoon curlers only: choice of days will be given on a first come first served basis. Preferred Days: Please Check MONDAY THURSDAY TUESDAY FRIDAY BABY SITTING Return To: LETHBRIDGE LADIES CURLING CLUB P.O. BOX 2S4 Have you ever curled beforei Yes........No........ What Position FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS: AFTERNOON CURLERS SUBS FOR AFTERNOONS EVENING CURLERS OR EVENINGS MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 16TH ;