Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

Meredith herald. online resource (None) 1986-current, October 10, 1989, Image 3

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Letters to the Editor continued most unique and attractive parts of the campus. From a distance, all of us agreed that the island and surrounding lake was very attractive, but when we walked out on the island and looked over the edge I was embarrassed by what we saw. A Coke can, frisbee, strofoam cup, as well as other bits of litter were polluting and destroying one of the best attributes of the campus. I often hear people comment that one of the things they love best about Meredith is her beautiful campus. The lake, however, is only an iso lated example of the litter on our campus. Everywhere you walk there is trash which has been carelessly and inconsiderately thrown on the ground. I am sure everyone here appreciates the beauty of the cam pus and wants it to stay beautiful. Unfortunately, too many of us are unwilling to take the responsibilty for keeping it that way. Patricia Sikes Dear Editor, Before I even start this letter I have to be honest and admit that I have always been pro-choice. Anyone reading this who has par ticipated in pro-life activities might be tempted to stop here. Please don't What I am writing about is impor tant because it concerns every citi zen of the United States. I promise that what my eyes have seen would make almost anyone weep. Last month I started working at a clinic that specializes in women’s health care. My first day I was preared to see protesters, but not 115 of them. When I went inside I was preared to see women in desperate situations, but not as desperate as the ones 1 saw. What I saw were women who were victims of a system that left them powerless. Women who had never been given any reproductive health care. Women who did not know why pap smears were done. Women who underwent their first pelvic exam a few minutes before they underwent an abortion proce dure. Impoverished women who wanted to carry the pregnancy to term, but whose husbands or boy friends refused to support them. Victims of incest, victims of abuse, and victims of rape all passed through the door of the clinic. 1 said that what 1 have seen wcmld make almost anyone weep. It made me weep. The day after I left the clinic I cried. I aied fOT the women who I saw cry, and I cried for the woemn who had seen so much pain that they seemed almost numb to mosr pain. Aove all I cried with fear for those in the future, women who will seek unsafe illegal abortions if Operation Rescue has its way, girls who will be kicked out of their homes when their pregnancy becomes apparent. The Sumpreme Court is scheduled to hear three cases this session that deal with abortion. The decisions of these cases could sev- erly limit women's access to safe and legal abortions. The protestors are still there when I drive in on Saturday morn ings. There aren't as many of them as the first time. I see them holding their signs and singing hymns. Ifeel my muscles tense, I try to quell my anger, and I say to myself, "If they could see what my eyes have seen they wouldn’t do this," Students interested in keeping abortion safe and legal should note that NCSU has a student chapter of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League). Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:15 in 110 Winston, There will be a letter signing party at 7:15 on Tuesday, October 10 in the Link Lounge of Winston Hall. There will also be a student bus to the Nov. 12th abortion rights march in Wash ington, D.C., the cost is $16, sign up this week. Interested students may contact Ruth McDaniel at 829-7637, Ruth McDaniel MRA Plans for Cornhuskin' Comhuskin' Already??? Can you believe it? It’s almost time for our favorite time of the year. Just a few more weeks until Comhuskin'. So start saving your pennies and toilet paper and get plenty of sleep noew because you sure won’t get any the week of October 30th. Show lots of class spirit and excitement because we’re going to make this year's Comhuskin' the best ever!! Christy Thomas MRA K^:a.orian Beg your pardon In the last issue of the Herald, Jayne Potter was not given creidt for the photographs and Beth Lowry for the article on the Aiumnae Associa tion meeting.

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina