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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Scplombor 30, 1970 BLUE BOMBER BEAUTY Shirley Rich lew, a 20-year-old bank leller from East Kildonan, has been selected Miss Winnipeg Blue Bomber. Miss whose sisler Dawn was Miss Blue Bomber in 1965, will compere with girls selected by the eight- other Canadian Football League teams for the Miss Grey Cup title in November. Opposition Gains Three More Seats STOCKHOLM (Reuters') The Social Democratic govern- ment lost three of the legislative seats it gained in last week's general election when counting of mail ballots was completed today. All three went to the non-left- ist opposition which finished with 170 seats in the new 350- member parliament, seven more than the government. The Communists' 17 seats al. lowed the Social Democrats to retain power in a return to the informal coalition of much of the post-war era, with the gov- ernment drawing on the tacit support of the Communists to hold parliamentary sway. Final seat distribution with vote percentages: Social Demo- crats 163 (45.3 per Centre party 71 Liberals 58 Conservatives 41 11.5; Communists 17 4.8. The wine that's winning the West! Calona Red Dry is winning new friends every day. The reason: superior quality and consistent good taste! Calona Red Dry is a dry, velvety, full-bodied dinner wine- carefully vinted from specially selected grapes and aged to perfection, Once you've tried Calona Red Dry, you'll want to serve it as the perfect complement to roasts, chops, steaks and game. It's the one red dinner wine you'll always want to have on hand, I Canada's leading winemaker. Crackling Rose Royal While Ilnlinn Vermouth Anil Iry Ihcsi! olhcr Crackling While Swnnl I linn Calnna Wines f Royili j J Red Dry Sherry Double Jack Muscalcl Cherry Jnck While I'orl Liberalised Abortion Laws Don't, Always Mean Available It's Still Easier If You Are Wealthy NEW YORK (AP) Abor- tion laws now have been liber- alized in 15 American states. But liberal doesn't always mean available. It's still easier to get one il you arc wealthy. It's still easier to find out where to get one if you live in a large cily and have a pri- vate doctor. And it may take time. So much, that it would probably help to make the appointment before you get pregnant. In short, women who pre- viously jetted to Puerto Rico, or England, or Japan, now can taxi down to the corner hospital, where they probably will get their abortions. But for the women who couldn't afford the plane fare in the first place, the possibilities sink. The new mood of reform in the United States has not solved the abortion issue yet. "You can have the most lib- eralized abortion law in the world, but it Won't do any good without facilities and a hospital that allows says Mrs! Fred Schumacher, exec- utive director of Planned Par- enthood in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician-gynecologist con- nected with several New York hospitals and a leading activ- ist1 in the fight for abortion law reform, put it another way: "Sure, a womfcn under 1A weeks pregnant could get an abortion in New York today. But she'd probably be discouraged, disheartened, I disillusioned, humiliated and broke." With some modification, as- pects of that statement de- scribe all of the states which have broadened their abortion laws since 1967. Abortions have increased spcetacluarly in some places: New York City's 15 municipal hospitals performed dur- ing the first four weeks of that state's new'law this sum- mer, compared with about 501 for all of 1867; Maryland's abortions during its first year of liberalization gave that state a ratio of 18 abor- tions per live births- compared with the national ratio of two per But during those same pe- riods, New York's municipal hospitals had to backlog requests; Maryland turned down more than twice as many abortions as were per- formed; and Colorado denied 19 of every 20 requests. And where abortions were performed, other problems were reported: costs. Average fees run from to plus, a scale that may deter poor women. One hospital in New York charges minimum: one in Oregon, Hospital facili- ties, already strained and un- able to meet the demand, were unprepared for the new legislation and frequently must assign up to one-month delays in appointment time. 'As a result, a safe, early op- eration may be turned into a later, more dangerous proce- dure. Meanwhile, as New York City hospitals prepare for a maximum of lOO.OOO abortions a year, abortion ac- tivists claim the real need will be up to SOO.COO. illicit abortions. During the first year of Mary- land's new law, Johns Hop- kins Hospital reported 81 sep- as compared with 91 in a pre- law year, 1902. Dr. Irving Cushnor, asso- ciate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hop- kins University School of Med- icine, says: "We don't read that as a significant drop." Before liberalization, illegal abortions were estimated at one million a year U.S.-wide. unavailability. Although legal, abortions are simply not performed In some hospitals, or the procedure be- comes hopelessly snarled in red tape when hospital boards, or state medical groups, amend the law with their own qualifications. As a result, small-town women may be lorced to come to al- ready overcrowded big city hospitals and city dwellers to travel to other parts of their slate. In Maryland, six out of 47 hospitals performed 91 per cent of the state's abortions. Five of those six were hi Bal- timore. Gerhart h Sold On Breath Tests EDMONTON (CP) Attorn- ey- General Edgar Gerhart said Tuesday a Toronto court deci- sion about a breath analysis test "appears to be just one more attack" on what he con- siders an appropriate measure to curb drinking drivers. Alberta courts will "carry on as despite the ruling, he said in an interview. Mr. Gerhart was commenting on a decision Monday in pro- vincial court in Toronto where a charge of refusing to take a compulsory breath test was dis- missed. Judge Maurice Charles said in dismissing the case that the legislation "tends to infringe on the common-law right of a per- son not to incriminate himself." Mr. Gerhart said people will likely continue to attack the legislation until all aspects of it have gone to the Supreme Court of Canada "and it has been settled as to precisely what is the legislation." of information. Al- though medical personnel complain that women are not applying early enough for abortion, little has been done to educate a generally-igno- rant public. Before 1967, almost all slates had legislation which prohibited abortion except to save the life of the mother. Then, starling in April, 12 first being Colo- rado, followed by Arkansas, California, Delaware, Geor- gia, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ore- gon, S'juth Carolina and Vir- reform laws, based on a model code set iip by Ihe American Law Insti- tute. These laws contain various provisions permitting abortion in specific phys- ical or mental health of the mother, rape, fetal deformity. 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