Women's News for KPFA, October 13, 1980. The anchors are Julia Randall and Helen Mickiewicz. Segments: 1. Abortion fund limits: State control of Medicaid; 2. Sterilization laws in California, mandatory consent; 3. San Francisco Women's Building struck by pipe bomb - features interviews with Women's Building staff members; 4. Resignation of Mary Cunningham as Senior Vice President of the Bendix Corporation, known as "The Bendix Blunder"; 5. Oakland Police Department recruit files sexual harassment lawsuit; 6. Mandate for women Boston city employees to dress only in skirts; 7. Take Back the Night march in San Francisco - report by Pamela Hoelscher; 8. Older Women Job Discrimination conference; 9. Tampon toxic shock syndrome - report by Maureen Hogan (introduced but missing from reel); 10. Conservatism-Right to Life group rallies at UC Berkeley - report by Mary Sinclair; 11. Anti-woman laws in Contra Costa County; 12. Catholic Synod-annulments, birth control, etc.; 13. Mormon women criticizing Church hierarchy for their opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment; 14. Surgical fertilization allowing infertile women to conceive; 15. Panel of obstetricians developing alternatives to Caesarean sections; 16. Bridget Rose "Red Rosie" Dugdale, Irish heiress turned revolutionary, released from jail on parole; 17. Dessie Woods, convicted of shooting a white man who attempted to rape her and sentenced to 22 years in prison, up for parole hearing.
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