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End Man's Inhumanity to Woman!

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Creator:Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:End Man's Inhumanity to Woman!

Alternative Title: Support the Abortion Bill Announces: Hearing on the "abortion bill" in Olympia, Tuesday February 11, 1969 Calls For: Mobilization to attend the "abortion bill" hearing in Olympia. Quote: "We support the abotion law now before the state legislature. This bill allows abortions to be performed in any accredited hospital, by any consenting doctor. Abortion is a right. The right to control one's own body is a fundamental right of all human beings... Although we recognize that this bill is not a panacea for the problems of women (it does not even allow women the sole power of decision), we support this law as one necessary step toward social equality for girls and women... As radicals we must, while supporting this measure, point out that the current or anization of the medicine in the U.S. will mean that the law will really have little impact for most people" Sponsored By: Students for a Democratic Society Backgroudn Information: "At the invitation of Samuel Goldenberg, a dozen persons -- including physicians, Catholic and Protestant clergymen, an attorney, a social worker, and a housewife -- met in early 1967 to discuss the problem of illegal abortions in Washington State. Goldenberg, a Seattle-area clinical psychologist, was troubled by the situation of two patients facing unwanted pregnancies who were denied legal abortions. Washington law allowed "therapeutic" abortions only after a committee of physicians determined that one was necessary to save the life of the mother. Goldenberg's group, which expanded beyond its initial dozen members and adopted the name Citizens' Abortion Discussion Group, explored the possibilities for reforming Washington's abortion law. It continued its study of the issue for two years and drafted a proposed amendment to the state's abortion statute. The group's bill was introduced by Democratic representative William Chatalas and Republican senator Joel Pritchard during the 1969 legislative session. Despite the endorsement of the Washington State Medical Association and the recommendation of the Attorney General's Citizens' Committee on Crime that abortion laws be liberalized, the legislation died in both houses." (Guide to the Washington Citizens for Abortion Reform Records 1963-1970. University of Washington Libraries. Retrieved November 4, 2009, from University of Washington Libraries Catalog. ) Note on Date: February 10, 1969 is written in pen on the document, Tuesday February 11, 1969 is printed as the date for the hearing Note on Creator: The initials SDS are written in pen on the document

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Subjects:Abortions--Washington (State) | Women's rights--Washington (State) | Pro-choice movement--United States | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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