Abortion laws: the courtroom and the legislature (Episode 5)

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Abortion laws: the courtroom and the legislature (Episode 5)
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Introduced as the fifth in a series of five programs. Hosts are Lucinda Cisler and James Clapp, both members of the Abortion Committee of New York NOW, and of the Public Education Committee of the Parents' Aid Society of Hempstead-Long Island. Guests are Ruth Cusak, former chairman of the NOW Abortion Committee; and Roy Lucas, a civil liberties attorney from New York, whose study of the constitutionality of abortion laws was published in the June 1968 North Carolina Law Review. The panel discusses past, present, and future legal aspects of abortion. Lucas talks about the constitutional legality of any special legislation limiting access to abortion and the prospect for test cases and civil disobedience. Cusack discusses the prospects for passage of the NY State repeal bill. The series is produced by Kay Lindsey. SERIES: Abortion BROADCAST: WBAI, 2 Jan. 1969. Previously BB3770.01.

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Date Recorded on: 
circa December 1968 or January 1969
Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, January 2, 1969
Item duration: 
1 reel (55 min.)
Total duration (All reels): 
4 reels (134 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1969
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