Opposing California's Abortion Law

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 17th 1970 by Ben Williams featuring interviews with a group who are trying to get the California abortion law declared unconstitutional. One man argues that with a qualified doctor and the latest equipment, it's safe to perform the procedure out of a doctor's office. A woman refers to abortion as "a status crime," in the context that affluent women already have easy access to abortion. A physician from Oklahoma "Dr Henrie" (possibly Dr. J. Bryan Henrie?) explains that he's been performing abortions illegally since being "busted" in 1962 and wants to see the law changed, so qualified practitioners can offer abortions "when a woman wants it done."

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
5/17/1970
Recording medium
16mm color, magnetic sound film
3:38
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 102092
Views
1431

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