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NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08 - Page 6. August 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4054/show/4048.

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(August 1982). NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08 - Page 6. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4054/show/4048

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date August 1982
Description Vol. 10 No. 8
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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  • periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 11 page periodical
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Title Page 6
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b2332563~S11
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Transcript address July 1 , 1982 Senator Washington, D. C. 20510 Dear Senator Recent hearings before two Senate Judiciary Subcommittees provided evidence that there is no public consensus in support of the move to prohibit or restrict abortions. In addition, opinion polls have consistently shown that between 75 and 90 per cent of Americans believe that abortion should be i private matter between a woman and her doctor and free from governmental interference. The present legal situation, governed by the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, permits every woman faced with a problem pregnancy to make a decision about whether to have an abortion on the basis of her own conscience and personal religious beliefs. This is the best possible' system in our pluralistic society, which guarantees to each individual the free exercise of religion and prohibits governmental support of any one theological doctrine. I therefore strongly urge you to vote against SJR 110 (The Hatch Amendment) which would remove abortion from constitutional protection and from the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. This amendment encourages maximum governmental intrusion Into what should be a personal, moral decision by permitting both Congress and state Legislatures to prohibit abortion by a simple majority vote. I am also adamantly opposed to any form of constitutional amendment which would return control over the legality of abortion to the individual states. The pre-1973 situation, in which abortion was legalized in some states while severely restricted in others, allowed wealthy women to exercise freedom of conscience and choice, while those with limited incomes were coerced into carrying problem pregnancies to term or submitting to dangerous, illegal procedures. Contrary to the assertions of some, abortion is not a proper subject for debate and 'compromise by either the Congress or state legislative bodies. Because it involves both the First Amendment right of religio, ... freedom and the right to privacy inherent in the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments, abortion falls into the realm of individual liberties protected by the Constitution. In our democracy, such individual rights may not be removed by popular whim or political expediency. In light of this, I hope you will vote against any and all legislation coming before the Senate which has as I t:s goal to prohibit abortion**;, restrict thorn, or make them Inaccessible to any group or class of women. Sincere]y,