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Broadside 1971-02 - Page 5. February, 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2406/show/2398.

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(February, 1971). Broadside 1971-02 - Page 5. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2406/show/2398

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Title Broadside 1971-02
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date February, 1971
Description Vol. 2 No. 2
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 13 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Page 5
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the “About” page of this website.
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Transcript Citizens' Hearings on Abortion Over 300 persons heard doctors, lawyers, clergymen, nurses, and women who have undergone illegal abortions plea for a change in abortion laws at a day-long session of Citizen Hearings on Abortion. The hearings, sponsored by the Texas Abortion Coalition, were held at the University of Texas in Austin, January 30. Sarah Weddington, state chairman of TAC and the attorney who won her case to have Texas' present abortion law declared unconstitutional by a three-judge federal panel in 1970, moderated the hearings. The most eloquent testimony came from women who have been victimized by the present abortion laws. Six women related their experiences with illegal abortions. One woman told of the agony and guilt she suffered when she placed her illegitimate child for adoption after being unable to secure a safe abortion*. At the conclusion of the hearings, about 100 persons marched a mile to the State Capitol where a rally was held. They then adjourned to the Capitol to make personal appeals to the legislators. Only a handful of representatives and senators were in their offices. Only two representatives responded to the TAC invitation to attend the citi- zen's hearings. At a TAC state steering committee meeting following the day's activities the group decided to lobby for total repeal of Texas abortion laws. Evelyn Sell and Judy Smith, both of Austin,will serve as communication coordinators for TAC. When the legislature takes up the issue of abortion reform, they will notify interested organizations and individuals so local activities and a state rally can be held. THE CITIZENS SPEAK "I crammed the corner of a large book into my stomach again and again and again until I couldn't stand the pain anymore. I did it again the next day and the next until I started hemorrhaging." A woman testifying of her self-induced abortion, TAC hearings, Jan.30 "Freedom from compulsory pregnancy is necessary to the liberty of women and men. It is a fundamental human right. Only the woman should be required to consent to her own abortion. Men who think they own their women should be sterilized." Roy Lucas, the nation's leading abortion lawyer, TAC hearings, Jan. 30 "A woman's right to control her own body is the issue. Everything else 1s garbage." Dr. Harvey Karmon.head of the Los Angeles abortion clinic, TAC hearings, Jan. 30 "We use marriage as a rug under which to sweep our social mistakes." The Rev. Mr. Bob Breihan,director of the Methodist Student Center, University of Texas, TAC hearings, Jan. 30 "Life has no beginning and no end. All life is simply a continuum. Any point is arbitrary. Ova and sperm are life too. Abortion is an in- teruption in the continuum of life to preserve the quality of life. We must not concentrate on embryonic cells instead of existing life." Dr. Jame Hodgson,St. Paul doctor convicted of violating Minnesota's abortion laws, TAC hearings, Jan.30 "Today I can hold my head erect as a result of being an abortionist. Before the liberalization of California abortion laws, I was forced to tell desperate young women, openly or surreptitiously to ge.t an abortion in Mexico." Dr. John Miller, author of Childbirth: A Manual of Pregnancy and Delivery, TAC hearings, Jan. 3°