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2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday. October 8, 1985
By SONYA TERRELL
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I don't love the father of this child. And I don't
want to get married; I'm right in the middle of college.
What about my parents? Abortion? Everything was
perfect until now. Now? What can I do now?"
This is not a script for a commercial.
It, is a typical monologue for more than 200 UNC
women who must deal with unwanted pregnancies
each year, according to Mary L. Brown, clinical
director of Pregnancy Support Services.
Statistics for unmarried pregnant women younger
than 19 totaled 192 last year in Orange County,
according to records from the Orange County Health
Several things can lead to unwanted pregnancies,
including lack of sex education and lack of previously
obtained contraceptives for moments of unexpected
passion, said Kathy Kerr, director of Women's Health
In this age of sexual revolution, youth think they
know everything about sex, Kerr said. Unfortunately,
young people are unaware of some of the respon
sibilities and consequences accompanying sexual
activity, she said.
Orange County women with unwanted pregnancies
can contact many organizations for counseling and
Pregnancy Support Services is a non-profit
organization that offers free and confidential services
to women in crisis pregnancy situations, Brown said.
PSS also provides pregnancy testing and information
about pregnancy and abortion, she said.
More than 200 women with unwanted pregnancies
receive counseling at PSS each year, Brown said.
About 85 percent of the women are University
students who consider their pregnancy a crisis, she
PSS is funded by private and church donations.
The Christian community felt that abortions were
readily available, but there were not enough
alternatives presented," Brown said. "We question the
women about why their pregnancy is a crisis and give
them options." . ,
PSS does not take a political stance on abortion,
Brown said. 1
"Every woman must make her own choice; I cant
tell her what to do, she said. "We don't counsel on
abortion, and we dont refer any of the women to
But PSS does provide post-abortion counseling,
Brown said. It also provides housing in local private
homes for pregnant women, she said.
"Peers don't understand what a girl goes through
during her pregnancy," Brown said. The private family
provides extra emotional support and is an alternative
to long-distance maternity housing, she said.
PSS also counsels men, Brown said. Troubled men
come to the clinic to discuss their problems in dealing
with someone's pregnancy, she said.
The Women's Health Counseling Service provides
free, confidental, non-judgmental counseling, Kerr
Counselors help pregnant women consider options
and how each option may fit into future plans, she
In reference to the Women's Health Counseling
Services' stance on abortion, Kerr said, "We dp feel
strongly that women have a choice and are able to
take charge of their life, and that right should not
be taken away."
Kerr estimated 90 percent of the students with
unwanted pregnancies who received counseling at
Women's Health Counseling Service chose to have
Women's Health Counseling Service supplies three
referrals for health-care providers, Kerr said.
"We don't endorse one particular physician or
clinic," she said. "We want to remain objective and
Women's Health Counseling Service also provides
feedback files, Kerr said. Patients, who remain
anonymous, evaluate the treatment they received from
1 their health care provider, Kerr said.
Women's Health Counseling Service is funded by .
Orange County, the town of Carrboro, The United
Way of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, private donations
and program fees, Kerr said. 1
Many women with unwanted pregnancies choose
abortion. Of the 192 pregnant unmarried women
younger than 19 last year in Orange County, 145
or 76 percent had abortions, according to records
from the Orange County Health Department.
The actual abortion process takes seven to 10
minutes, though labwork, pre-counseling and post
counseling sessions take afew hours, said Jessica High,
clinic adniinistrator at a local abortion clinic.
"If the woman is sure and decided she wants to
have an abortion, she might could have the procedure
the next day," High said. Potential feelings of guilt
and regret are discussed during the counseling
sessions, she said. The cost of the abortion depends
on when the pregnancy is tenninated, High said.
A pregnancy terminated during the first 12 weeks
usually costs about $200; 12 to 14 weeks, $300; 15
to 18 weeks, $500; 18 to 20 weeks, $1,200 plus hospital
costs, High said.
Pregnancies terminated beyond the 18th week
legally require hospital facilities'
"Legally, parental cpnsent. is not required," High
;-''.said. '' ' ' " .
High estimated the average age of the women having
abortions at the abortion clinic where she works was
between 21 and 25.
Only . certified , obstetrician-gynecologists may
perform abortions High said. Abortion clinics must
be certified by the state, she added.
life science careers
Careers in life sciences will be
presented in a panel discussion today
at 7 p.m. in Hanes Hall. Panelists
will be Northrup Services Inc.,
Environmental Services and the
Research Triangle Institute.
The discussion is part of a series
presented by UNC Career Planning
and Placement Services. On Oct. 15
careers in economics will be discussed.
Lecture series hosts
Peter Lange, an associate professor
of political science at Duke University,
will give a speech on "The Political
Economy of Consensual Wage Regu
lation" today at 12:30 in 02-04 Manning
The speech is part of series of
luncheon colloquia for social science
researchers sponsored by the Institute
for Research in Social Sciences. Fruit
and beverages will be provided.
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10:00 a.m.Alpha Phi Omega sponsoring a
bloodmobile in the Great Hall
until 3:00 p.m. Appearing will
be Foxy 107. ;
12:30 p.m.International Health Forum
. hosting Dimi Stephen and Chris
Harlan of the Tri-County Com
munity Health Clinic for
"Health Care of Migrant Farm
workers in N.C.," in 105
5:30 p.m. Hunger Responsibility Com
' mittee meeting in. the Campus
7:00 p.m. North Carolina Student Legis-
lature meeting in 226 Union.
The Navigators hosting small
group Bible discussion in Mor
rison Recreation Room, 1st
WXYC News Staff meeting in
7:30 pan. UNC Sailing Club meeting in
8:00 p.m. UNC Young Democrats host
. ing Orange County District
Attorney Carl Fox, "Justice of
the Democratic Party," in 224
Students for America meeting
in 213 Union.
Student Television holding a
- mandatory meeting for Video
Yearbook in 218 Union.
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Italian cruise ship hijacked
From wire reports
ROME Palestine Liberation
Organization commandoes seized an
Italian cruise ship Monday, demand
ing the release of 50 Palestinians
being held in Israel and threatening
to blow up the vessel if the demands
are not met.
The ship Achille Lauro, carrying
450 passengers, was loaded with a
large amount of explosives, the
Cable News Network reported. It
was not known if any Americans
were on board.
The Italian news agency ANSA
and the Italian Foreign Ministry said
PLO commandoes blocked and
boarded the ship off the Mediterra
nean coast of Alexandria, Egypt.
The ship was headed from Alexan
dria to Port Said, Egypt.
Conflicting reports circulated
regarding the number of hijackers.
Italian sources said one commando
took over the ship, while Egyptian
sources reported that a seven-man
team hijacked the vessel.
Filibuster delays Senate
WASHINGTON The White
House urged the Senate Monday to
act quickly to end a filibuster
delaying action on the debt ceiling
President Reagan encouraged the
Senate to act through his chief
spokesman Larry . Speakes. If the
filibuster is not ended, government
checks could bounce as early as
evjs in moi
The Senate did not act on in
increase in the debt ceiling in a
session Sunday. There is little chance
of a bill being sent to Reagan in time
to avoid a credit crisis.
Freeway pileup kills 10
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A
freeway pileup involving 33 vehicles
at 4 p.m. Sunday killed 10 people
and injured 43, officals said.
A cloud of smoke from a grassfire
blew over Interstate 5, causing the
five-minute accident. Northbound
lanes on the major north-south
freeway were closed for over eight
hours as workers freed dead bodies
from the wreckage.
Orchestral arranger dies
LOS ANGELES Nelson Rid
dle, the famous orchestral arranger
and televsion score writer, died
Sunday of kidney failure at age 64.
Riddle died at Cedars Sinai Med
ical Center where he had been a
patient since Sept. 30, a spokesman
Riddle worked with Frank Sina
tra; Judy Garland and Linda Ron
stadt. He was nominated for five
Academy Awards for movie scores.
Symphony seasom starts;
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By ANIKET MAJUMDAR
The UNC Symphony will open this
academic year's orchestral concert
season tonight. The first of four
orchestra performances this year, the
program will feature works by Bee
thoven and Bartok.
The evening's performance will begin
with a rendition of Beethoven's Sym
phony No. 6, nicknamed "the Pasto
rale." "It's a pleasant, non-aggresive,
peaceful piece," conductor David
Serrins said. "We like to perform
Beethoven about once every two years,"
The second half of the evening
features soloist Marmaduke Miles on
the piano. Miles will perform Bartok's
Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece which
is not often publicly performed. "Bar
tok's Concerto No. 2 is a difficult piece,"
said Miles, who teaches piano and piano
pedagogy at UNC. "It's not as accessible
to the general audience as his Concerto
No. 3. It's a challenging proposition,
and that's one of the reasons why we
chose to present it".
The concert, which is free to the
general public, will take place in Hill
Hall auditorium, which seats about 500
people. "We would like students to
attend our concert," said Serrins. "It's
a part of their campus life, a part of
their cultural experience."
The UNC Symphony is composed
mostly of student instrumentalists,
supplemented by faculty members of
the music department and other musi
cians from the Triangle area. The
orchestra is scheduled to perform again
in December, and twice next semester.
The UNC Symphony will perform at
8 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium.
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