Women's health movement and the WATCH arrests

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Women's health movement and the WATCH arrests
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Eileen Zalisk speaks with Debbie Stuart-Smalley from Womancare, a feminist healthcare center in San Diego, CA; Mary Ann Bennett, with the Abortion Rights Movement of Women's Liberation in Washington, D.C.; and Peggy Roberts, a family physician who also volunteers at a women's healthcare center in Albuquerque, NM. The topic is the legal case of Carol Downer and Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, two women's healthcare activists from Los Angeles involved with Women Acting to Combat Harassment (WATCH), who were arrested in Tallahassee, Florida for undertaking an unannounced consumer inspection of the maternity unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in 1977. Discussion recorded November 8, 1979. Previously cataloged as IZ1353.02.

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November 8, 1979
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WBAI ca. November 8, 1979 (no broadcast info on tape)
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1977
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