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Women's rights march should have received earlier attention

Between two and three hundred people from MIT went down to Washington, DC on April 9 to participate in the huge March for Women's Rights and Women's Equality. Between 300,000 and 600,000 people attended the march, the largest in US history devoted to women's rights issues.

Tuesday, April 11, we open The Tech and what do we find? On the front page: MIT Pro-Life students rally! Fourteen students in attendance! ["MIT Pro-Lifers rally on eve of march," April 11.]

Dewey defeats Truman!

The interests of the MIT community would better have been served if articles on both the pro-choice march and the MIT Pro-Life march had run at the same time. I have no objection at all to publicizing the pro-life demonstration, but doesn't it make sense to try to provide readers with more balanced coverage of all of the events of that weekend?

The Tech should spend more time finding out what the views of the MIT community as a whole are on the abortion rights issue, rather than taking the easy path of publishing any commentary anyone is willing to write. A number of provocative statements have been made by pro-life guest columnists in The Tech. Has the newspaper tried to get opposing points of view into print? I hope that The Tech will try to appear more unbiased in the future.

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