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Broadside, January 1971 - Page 11. January 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1553/show/1547.

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Title Broadside, January 1971
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date January 1971
Description Vol. 2 No. 1
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  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • Periodicals
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Transcript WOMEN MARCH ON COURT Members of the Texas Abortion Coalition picketed and spoke to the Harris County Commissioner's Court December 28. They returned to speak again on January 4. The women protested the Court's recent stand against abortion reform in Texas. The Commissioner's Court had publicly criticized a resolution of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, December 15, urging the legislature to pass a law allowing abortions in the first half of pregnancy. The Court considered the action as being outside the province of the Area Council. The TAC members urged the Commissioner' s Court to recognize that a woman has a right to decide whether or not to bear children and that women are forced under the present law to either bear unwanted children or to put themselves into the hands of back-alley butchers. County Judge Bill Elliott reiterated his belief that it is undeniably within the province of the HGAC to pass on an issue as vital as abortion if the Area Council is to be concerned about the welfare of citizens. The other commissioners repeated their disapproval. BIRTH CONTROL IS NOT ENOUGH Illegitimate pregnancy is increasing rapidly among Junior and senior high school girls, contributing to dropout rates more than any factor. A study by management consultants has revealed that 1800 unwed pregnant girls do not receive any educational service in Houston each year. Dr. Joseph Sietchik, chairman of the University of Texas Medical School's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says that family planning must be Introduced at Junior high school levels and that any family planning system should have a backup of legal abortion since most of these pregnancies are the result of spur-of-the-moment decisions. On January 4, the TAC members returned to Commissioner's Court. A group, calling themselves the Solid Rock Women, protested against abortion reform. Debbie Leonard of NOW Invited the women to an open forum on abortion, pleaded again for abortion reform, and commended County Judge Bill Elliott for his forthright stand. The Commissioner1s Court then voted to remove Judge Elliott as its representative on the HGAC. Commissioner Bill Elliott was named to represent the Court. NOW SEEKS SUPPORT FOR FCC PETITION The National Organization for Women is asking women's, civic, religious, and civil liberties and rights organizations to support a petition It has filed with the Federal Communications Commission to require written reports on action taken to hire and upgrade women in radio and television. Statements supporting NOW's petition must be received at the F.C.C. by January 11, 1971. The petition was filed December 4, 1970. Support has already been pledged by the New York Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Church Women United, the National Chicano Media Council, the Unitarlan- Universalist Women's Federation and the United Church of Christ. The NOW petition asks that the F.C.C. amend an order it Issued In September requiring that radio and television licensees file written plans showing how they will recruit, train, and promote racial and ethnic minorities. Although sex discrimination was barred by a previous F.C.C. order, the Commission did not Include women in this enforcement measure. The petition points out that, according to the latest available Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics (1966), women are only 5-7% of all non- clerical white collar employees in radio and television. The petition was filed for NOW by the Stern Community Law Firm, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C.