In 1972, the collective was raided, and the members who performed abortions jailed. The remaining members arranged to take a bus load of women to Philadelphia, for abortions to be performed by Harvey Karman and an assistant. The abortions were performed at an abortion clinic that was openly operating, in violation of Pennsylvania law. A public television crew from a station in New York filmed the procedures, at Karman's invitation, to document his new "super coil" abortion technique. A local woman's group, outraged that the women were being subjected to an untested and possibly unsafe abortion method, protested outside the clinic, letting the air out of the bus tires. When one of the women had to be hospitalized in Pennsylvania, local health officials contacted the Centers for Disease Control, which investigated and found that 9 of the 13 patients not lost to follow-up had suffered complications.
Abortion rights strategies after Webster. (Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services)(includes resources for action)
Sep 01, 1989; Abortion Rights Strategies After Webster Just after completion of the July/August Network News, the Supreme Court handed down its...