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Broadside 1970-12 - Page 4. December, 1970. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2487/show/2482.

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(December, 1970). Broadside 1970-12 - Page 4. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2487/show/2482

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Title Broadside 1970-12
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date December, 1970
Description Vol. 1 No. 3
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 8 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 4
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 ABORTION IN TEXAS No law more fundamentally affects the rights of women in Texas than the state abortion law. Passed in 1857t 63 years before women had the right to vote, and based on ideologies conceived by men, the law forbids abortion except when the life of the mother is endangered. A woman is compelled to become a mother once she is pregnant and to accept the lifelong responsibility of the child. Although the law was declared unconstitutional in June by a three-judge federal panel, it is still being enforced. The panel refused to grant an injunction to halt enforcement while it is appealed to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and to the U.S. Supreme Court. Incompetent criminal abortionists are cornering the market in Texas today. They are in business only because inexpensive legal abortions are not readily available. Meanwhile, women in Texas, stripped of their rights, are forced into the hands of back-alley butchers. Although figures are not known in Texas, over 1,000,000 abortions are performed every year in the United States. According to 1968 figures, only 9000 legal abortions were performed. The risks of illegal abortion are high: 100,000 women die each year and about 500,000 suffer complications. The number of women who die at their own hands rather than deliver an unwanted child or who resort to crude attempts at self-abortion with coat-hangers, crotchet hooks, or other sharp objects are impossible to estimate. Even a conservative estimate of deaths from illegal abortion cannot alter the fact that for the woman concerned the figure is 100 percent. In Dallas, an example of the appalling atrocities caused by this antiquated and tyrannical law recently came to light. A 13-year-old girl who says she is pregant after being raped by her father has filed suit in federal court seeking an injunction to prevent enforcement of the abortion law. The girl stated that doctors at Parkland Hospital refused to give her an abortion because they feared prosecution. The Penal Code Revision Committeee of the State Bar of Texas has proposed a new abortion law for Texas. There are two objectionable features to the proposed bill. The bill, stipulates that abortions be performed only by a licensed physician. Since an abortion is a simple procedure and can be done by trained paramedical personnel(which would greatly reduce the costs of abortions and make them more readily