Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973 / Edition 1by D. Cline
Pub. Date: 02/08/2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence.
Table of ContentsSeries Editors Forward Preface by Dr. Joyce Berkman and Dr. Susan Tracy Introduction: The Women: Survivors of Illegal Abortions Elizabeth Myer Robin Dizard Jean Baxter Carol C. Wall Meredith Michaels Susan Tracy Providers of Reproductive Health Care: Doctors, Health Educators, and Illegal Abortionists Dr. Merrit Garland, Jr.. Dr. Sam Topal Dr. Robert Gage . Jane Zapka Lawrence Siddall Lorraine Florio The Clergy and Their Allies: Clergy and Affiliated Lay Abortion Counselors Reverend Richard Unsworth Reverend Samuel M. Johnson Reverend Franklin A. Dorman Rabbi Yechiael Lander Elaine Fraser Ruth Fessenden The Feminists: Feminist Lay Abortion Counselors Amherst Women's Liberation's Abortion and Birth Control Group Springfield Women's Health Counseling The Connectors: Uniting Medical Care, Activism and Feminism Merry Boone Ellen Story Leslie Tarr Laurie Acknowledgements Endnotes Bibliography Index
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