"When America Had No Choice: Life before Roe v. Wade"
Date: March 2, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: UNC-CH campus, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building
(School of Social Work)
For a map and directions see http://ssw.unc.edu/map.htm#map
Roe v. Wade narrowly hangs on by a 5-4 Supreme Court margin. President Bush's 2005 budget increases funding for abstinence-only curricula in public schools while widely cutting funding for other programs. The FDA is stalling the
decision for over-the-counter approval of Emergency Contraception. In 2003, an
important and politized abortion procedure was banned. On the federal, state,
and local levels, anit-woman forces are chipping away at reproductive health
What does a United States of America without reproductive freedom look like?
What was life like before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion?
Dr. Takey Crist, Susan Hill, and Betty Gunz will be presenting their personal
stories about women's reproductive health. Each one will recount her or his
experience in the era before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion throughout
the United States. Dr. Crist worked at UNC from 1965-1973. While at UNC he
acted as a champion of sex education and promoted honest discourse about
reproductive issues on campus before opening his own pro-woman clinic. Ms.
Gunz has testified repeatedly to our lawmakers to ensure that women will
never be forced to end unwanted pregnancies in the same way that she did:
through an unsafe and illegal abortion. Ms. Hill is the president and CEO of
the National Women's Health Organization. Her organization owns women's
health clinics throughout the eastern United States, including the only
abortion provider in Mississippi.
Please email Emily Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Sponsored by Pro-Choice UNC