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Before Roe v. Wade -- The Price Women Paid

From: KSFR
Series: Equal Time with Martha Burk
Length: 28:23

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On the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout the U.S., series host Martha Burk interviews Merle Hoffman, who ran a New York abortion clinic before Roe. Read the full description.

Prochoicemarching_small Hoffman talks about the barriers to abortion, the deaths from illegal procedures, and what happened after legalization.  She also explores the threats to women's reproductive rights today, and what women can do about it.

Hoffman is founder of Choices Women's Medical Center New York, which she still heads, and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom. She is also Founding Editor of On The Issues: The Progressive Women's Quarterly, an online magazine featuring cutting edge articles by leading feminist and progressive thinkers and activists.

First broadcast January 12, 2013.  This interview originally broadcast as the first half hour of a one hour program that included a second half-hour interview with Boston Women's Health Book Collective founder Judy Norsigian, who pubishishes Our Bodies, Ourselves  the ground-breaking women's health book that has remained a best-seller for 40 years.  Norsigian interview found at http://www.prx.org/pieces/90520-our-bodies-ourselves-40-years-of-fighting-fear
 
This 1/2 hour interview can be broadcast as a stand-alone program (28:23 not counting 10 sec. station ID and one 2x30 sec break), or combined with the Norsegian interview for a one hour show (56:48 not counting 10 sec. station ID and three 2x30 sec. breaks) as originally broadcast.

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Piece Description

Hoffman talks about the barriers to abortion, the deaths from illegal procedures, and what happened after legalization.  She also explores the threats to women's reproductive rights today, and what women can do about it.

Hoffman is founder of Choices Women's Medical Center New York, which she still heads, and author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom. She is also Founding Editor of On The Issues: The Progressive Women's Quarterly, an online magazine featuring cutting edge articles by leading feminist and progressive thinkers and activists.

First broadcast January 12, 2013.  This interview originally broadcast as the first half hour of a one hour program that included a second half-hour interview with Boston Women's Health Book Collective founder Judy Norsigian, who pubishishes Our Bodies, Ourselves  the ground-breaking women's health book that has remained a best-seller for 40 years.  Norsigian interview found at http://www.prx.org/pieces/90520-our-bodies-ourselves-40-years-of-fighting-fear
 
This 1/2 hour interview can be broadcast as a stand-alone program (28:23 not counting 10 sec. station ID and one 2x30 sec break), or combined with the Norsegian interview for a one hour show (56:48 not counting 10 sec. station ID and three 2x30 sec. breaks) as originally broadcast.

See timing and cues. 

Broadcast History

First broadcast January 12, 2013

First broadcast January 12, 2013. This interview originally broadcast as the first half hour of a one hour program that included a second half-hour interview with Boston Women's Health Book Collective founder Judy Norsigian, who pubishishes Our Bodies, Ourselves the ground-breaking women's health book that has remained a best-seller for 40 years. Norsigian interview found at http://www.prx.org/pieces/90520-our-bodies-ourselves-40-years-of-fighting-fear

This 1/2 hour interview can be broadcast as a stand-alone program (28:23 not counting 10 sec. station ID and one 2x30 sec break), or combined with the Norsegian interview for a one hour show (56:48 not counting 10 sec. station ID and three 2x30 sec. breaks) as originally broadcast.

Timing and Cues

Times with 10 station ID and one 2x30 second break

INSERT 10 SEC I.D.
Segment 1: 0:10- 16:19

In cue: [MUSIC] "From KSFR in Santa Fe, welcome to Equal Time. I'm Martha Burk .."

Out cue: "You're listening to Equal Time. I'm Martha Burk."

Break 1: 16:19 - 17:19

Segment 2: 17:19 - 29:33

In cue: " We're back; this is Martha Burk and you're listening to Equal Time ..."

Out cue:[MUSIC] "You're listening to Equal Time with Martha Burk, follow us on Twitter. . ."

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