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The Philadelphia Story: Another Experiment on Women

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-801-11-016

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 5 page typed report published by The Philadelphia Women’s Health Collective and Friends in 1972. In this document, The Philadelphia Women’s Health Collective and Friends begin with a story detailing how twenty Black and low-income women were transported from Chicago to Philadelphia in order to recieve experimental abortions on May 13th, 1972 (before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion throughout the United States). Administered by Harvey Karman, these abortions used a new “super-coil” technique, which resulted in various medical complications. In this call to action, The Philadelphia Women’s Health Collective and Friends advocate for increased education around women’s health, new abortion and contraceptive techniques, and revised medical standards in order for women to seize control of their own bodies.

Dates

  • 1972

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical note

Little information is available about the Philadelphia Women's Health Collective. They were in existance at least until 1977, and advocated for a variety of women's health issues.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of a report about "super-coil" abortions published by The Philadelphia Women’s Health Collective and Friends in 1972.

Arrangement

single item

Acquisition

Purchased from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Manuscripts, June 2019

Related Materials

HCL-003-040, Stone Cold Busted

Processing Information

Processed by Becca Matson, completed March 2021

Title
The Philadelphia Story: Another Experiment on Women
Author
Becca Matson
Date
March, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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