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Title Broadside, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1974
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date September 1974
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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Transcript TASK FORCE REPORTi REPRODUCTION AND ITS CONTROL This Task Force has decided not to ask for chapter priority far the coming year. That does not mean that we do not have Important Issues to work on, even emergency issues There are several areas that need immediate and concentrated efforti 1. Abortion. Everyone Interested in maintaining women's right to choose should be carrying on continuing correspondence with our senators and representatives in Washington. 2. Discharge Petitions. As of June 6, 1974, 83 members of Congress had signed the Hogan Discharge Petition. With 218 signatures, such a petition would force a constitutional amendment (to overthrow the Supreme Court decision) out of committee and onto the floor of the House for a vote. This measure circumvents the committee process and would farce a hasty vote on an issue which we feel does not belong in a constitutional amendment. Please write John Young, the only Texas representative on the House Rules Committee, and urge him not to sign any discharge petition. Send a copy of your letter to Rep. Ray J. Kadden, Chairman of the House Rules Committee. Also write your own representative, asking that she/he not sign any dischage petition or, if he/she has already signed, to remove her/his name. The address for all representatives Is U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515. 3. Hospital. Doctor & Clinic Policy on Abortion and Sterilization. Almost all hospitals, doctors, and clinics require a woman wanting an abortion to have her husband's consent. There is no such law. The Supreme Court decision says it is a matter to be decided t between a woman and her doctor. Many hospitals, doctors and clinics require a woman wanting sterilization to have 2 or 3 children and her husband's consent if she is married.. There is no such law. Several months ago you were informed here that American Civil Liberties Union has the money and staff to file lawsuits in these and other areas. We have had no response to this offer. We realize that most women who receive the BROADSIDE do not need abortions, and perhaps not that many want sterilisation, but please help us make other people aware of this free opportunity to secure a right we are entitled to but are not being allowed to exercise. 4. Political Action Research—Congressional Profile. We need people with time available during the day to call on local offices of our senators and representatives to compile P. A. R. reports, which will give us locally and nationally complete profiles on our congresspeople and on our local voting areas. This is a really Interesting job involving personal contact and easy research. Please call Nancy Kuykendall, 664-4152 or 224-5704, or come to the September Task Farce meeting if you can do some of this work, 5. Xerogram. This is the meet exciting and upsetting bit of information to come to the Task Force in a long time. The Xerox Corporation makes a machine which prints x-ray film and these prints are apparently unbelievably superior to Thermogram or Mammogram prints - at least Insofar as breast x-rays are concerned. We have seen comparison pictures and the difference in detail is amazing, detail so clear that a lot of breast biopsies could be eliminated because some abnormal growths can bo distinguished as cancerous or ncn-cancerous. We feel that It should be In portable units on street earner.0 as is the tuberculosis screening unit. We have been told - EUT WE DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS TRUE - that the rental on this machine is about $300 per month and that hospitals charge $40 per picture. A picture can be read 90 seconds after being taken. Without getting out the computer, that appears to be a potential of 200 or 300 prints a day. Something seems wrong somehow between the cost to the hospital and the cost to the patient. We have also been told - and again we do not know if it is true - that Xerox Ccrpcratlon is deliberately under-producing the machines because of political pressure from the American Medical Association, the same wonderful folks who gave us DES. One reason far this is that the prints are very easy to read - a lay person can be trained in about 3 hours - and this knowledge might might fall into the hands of non-dortar personnel, which might demystify a segment of the medical profession. Well, so much far maintaining low anger level far today. I hope that someone will be Interested enough or angry enough to want to look into this thoroughly. Page 3