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May 13,1988 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I 9 00oof project Workers recently began retiling the red and green roof of St. Joseph Church, Jasper. The total project is expected to cost around $300,000, according to Brian Trill, business ad- ministrator at the parish. General Preservation Corporation of Worthington, Ohio, is working on the project, which is funded by donations from St. Joseph parishioners and the Jasper community. -- Message Photo by Mary T. Ellert 'For the Record' Book quotes ! 4rs. Reagan on fight-to-life By JULIE ASHER NC News Service WASHINGTON (NC) -- Nan- cy Reagan reportedly told then- White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan she wanted no mention of abortion in the President Reagan's 1987 State of the Union message, saying, "I don't give a damn about the right-to-lifers." Regan quoted the first lady in his just-released memoirs, "For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington." According to the book, Mrs. Reagan, in a telephone conver- sation with Regan Jan. 24, 1987, demanded that all men- tion of the abortion issue be removed from the draft text of the address. She had phoned Regan in Washington from Camp David. Regan also wrote that he told her the president "particularly wanted some language on this subject included in his ad- dress." In 1987, pro-lifers noted the omission from the State of the Union address of two staples of the Reagan agenda -- opposi- tion to abortion and tuition tax credits. They went unmen- tioned for the first time in years. Abortion was back in the State of the Union speech for 1988. At the White House, Gary Bauer, who is assistant to the president for policy develop- ment, disputed Regan'5 asser- tions about Mrs. Reagan and the DEWIG BROS. PACKING CO. FRESH MEAT BEEF AND PORK HAUBSTADT, INDIANA 00hMES SAGECLASSlFIEDS Only 15 per word! (There will be a $3.00 minimum charge on all classified advertising) Print your ad on this form. One word, symbol, or abbreviation per blank. Phone number counts as one word. Clip and mail to our office with payment. No Phone orders; No billing. Copy deadline is nine days preceding the Friday date of issue (a Wednesday) lkll,%(l 3,I.Ah :()l ;% SI-:I,IVI('I: I)II,I-:('T()ICY' N( )VINA% 20 3.00 21 3.15 22 3.30 23 3.45 24 3.60 25 3.75 26 3.90 27 4.05 28 4.20 29 4.35 30 4.50 31. 4.65 32 4.80 33 4.95 34 5.10 35 5.25 38 5.40 37 5.55 38 5.70 39 5.85 40 6.00 41 6.15 42 6.30 43 6.45 44 6.60 45 6.75 46 6.90 47 7.05 48 7.20 49 7.35 50 7.50 The Message Classifieds 4200 N. Kentucky Ave. P.O. Box 4169' Evansville, IN 47711 (812)424-5536 I Cost of your ad is the dollar amounJ that appears below the final word .($3.00 minimum) NO PHONE ORDERS--NO BILLING pro-life movement. Bauer told National Catholic News Service May 9 that in the last two years the Reagan ad- ministration has done "a number of things for tougher (anti-abortion) legislation and cutoff of funds for Planned Parenthood." Bauer said that the presi- dent's proclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Day last |anuary "some day will be historic .... In any of those cases I've never known of Nan- cy Reagan interfering." Mrs. Reagan's press office did not respond immediately. Two pro-life leaders May 9 expressed caution over the ac- curacy of the quote but also said they would not be surprised by such a comment from Mrs. Reagan. "I am not at all surprised," Nellie Gray, head of the annual March for Life, said about Regan's assertion. "We certain- ly have not been able to get help for the innocent pre-born children out of this administra- tion." Joseph M. Scheidler, director of the Pro-Life Action League, said he always questioned Mrs. Reagan's interest in the abor- tion issue because, he said, she emphasized the drug crisis and her "Just Say No" campaign to the exclusion of life issues. "WHY NOT SAY NO to abor- tion, no to promiscuity?" Scheidlerasked. He added that his organization was to send a letter to Mrs. Reagan May 9 ask- ing for clarification. "We'll see what she says. It's unconscionable if she said it," he added. "I think (President) Reagan is committed (to pro- life) and if he is resisting her to meet with us and show con- cern, I think that's a strength." In his book Regan claimed that the first lady was so in- volved in key White House mat- ters that she even oversaw the annual State of the Union message. He portrayed the president as likeable but disengaged and ac- cused the first lady of relying on astrology to chart the presi- dent's every move and of in- truding into administration policy and scheduling. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater told reporters that "l don't have any knowledge at all" about Mrs. Reagan's alleged statement about right to lifers and de- nounced Regan's memoirs as a "kiss-and-tell" book and an at- tempt "to exploit the presiden- cy... for personal self-interest." While not mentioning abor- tion in his 1987 State of the Union address, Reagan in a separate statement sent to Con- gress to outline administrative views on pending legislative questions did indicate further support for measures denying government funding of abortion and for other pro-life bills. In 1984, 1985 and 1986 State of the Union speeches, Reagan specifically called for efforts to end legal abortion in the United States. In 1986, he termed abor- tion "a wound in our national conscience" and pledged to "do what I can to see that this wound is one day healed," In the 1988 State of the Union talk, he called for a united effort to stop federal funding of abor- tion and deplored the "terrible cost of abortion on demand." iii iil ii +A i " I++++ ++ .... 4m++m+4++++ ...... .............................. [ Message classifieds '1 SUNSET LIMOUSINE SERVICE Weddings, Proms, Birthdays, Anniver- saries. 424-9297. 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