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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 1979
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Transcript Lobbying for Reproductive Rights Thirteen Houstonians went to Austin on April 18 to lobby against the large num ber of bills being c nsidered this session which would severly limit the rights of women to choose abortion. Included In the group were people from Houston NOW, the ACLU, -ind four members from Bay Area NOWi Marie Stimson, Jane Markley, Evie Feedback from Oklahoma N.O.W. ...letter to Dorothy Howard from Nancy Manning, State Co-Coordinator.., I've been so busy writing legislators I've got writer*s cramp. We had, in three weeks* time with the help of 3 field organizers from Nati nal, 35 phone banks going. A blizzard of mail—3 to 1 in favor of ratifying the E. A.— turned /hitsett and Judy Blanchard. round a number of votes, I'm told, but not enough to win. So Sen, Pres. Pro Tern Howard left it in committee rather than risk open defeat. There it rests till next January. We s^ent the day takling to senators and representatives ar their aides. In the evening, we attended a hearing by the House Health Services Committee on HB IO63 (the infamous "Akr n Ordinance") sponsored by Renresentative Bill Ceverha. Pro-choice had twenty-two people prepared to testify and our share of the time ran out before any Bay Area NOW members had a turn. We were impressively represented, ho 'ever, by two doctors, two lawyers, a cleargyman ^Bill Royster of A Uniting Church), several women who work in abortion clinics and several other feminists. I am far from depressed for at last we are getting organized the way we should be. I went to Stillwater and helped organize a group the weekend before the deadline to bring it out of committee. Wo got great response. I can feel an end to the apathy and see people speaking out that weren't there before. Next year I feel confident that we can start earlier and work harder, now that we know what to do, and we will push The bill was sent to sub-committee, a move it through. which can be viewed positively or negatively. On the posit*ve side, it could have been a way to avoid voting on the bill while letting it die a quiet death. On the other hand, it could have been a tactic to avoid action until the pro-choice people were out of their hair. So, the House Health Services Committee will have to be watched closely. Write to its members: Ezzell, Chairman; Untermeyer, Vice Chairman; Whitehead, barrientos, Gonzales, Grubbs, Simpson, Uribe, Webber. us$ to Bar Virginia Lawyei I Upon leemir* that Miss Cord is not married! to Jeffrey mm, (he baa with whom she rftkrfe a horn* in rural Wan-en County, Va.. a state judge refused to issue the certificate of good moral character required for the exam The Supreme Court said: "While Cord's living arrangement may be uter- thodox and unacceptable to some figments si the society, this conduct hears no wmat connection to her fitness to practice law. It cannot, therefore, serve to denyfter the certificate.M Miaa Cord is a graduate of Georg^ra University Uw Center. $he wa* adtfft led to theJGHstrict $ Columbia ba* in!97$ Miss Cold JWtfgi hr 1*72 to Circuit Judge Duncan C. t»fbb for a character and residence certificate. The judge appointed three lawyeri, all men, toirivaHJ- £te her character. One advissd agaiast t certificate, saying *&** Cord's living >, April 20—An unmarried , morally unfit to practice ! because she lives with a map wt» is not far husband, the Virginia Supreme Com ruled unanimously today. The riling involved Bonnie C. Cord, a Stymrm*lawyer *r Hie Energy Deferment In Washington, who was deniT if", arrangement would ' opinion of the bar as a whole.