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Abortion is a Woman's Right to Choose. Join the first national women's march on Washington D.C. November 20.
New York: Women's National Abortion Action Coalition, [1971]. New York: Women's National Abortion Action Coalition,, [1971]. Original promotional poster (51 x 35.5 cm), medium stock yellow card printed in black. In fine condition, bright and unfaded. A striking original poster publicising the first abortion rights march on Washington D.C., part of a series of events on 20 November 1971 which constituted the largest protests for women's rights since the suffrage campaign over fifty years before. The poster, which depicts a silhouetted female figure with a clenched first looking upwards to the female gender symbol, reiterates the main aims - "Repeal anti abortion laws", "Against forced sterilization and restrictive contraception laws" - and gives the location of and ticket price for buses leaving New York City for Washington. Small type beneath states "Men Welcome To March". WONAAC was founded on 19 July 1971 at a national conference held at Columbia University, attended by over 1,000 women from 23 states. The organization's 16 September newsletter details arrangements for the aforementioned march, including a motion proposing "that the march route duplicate that of the Suffragists" and an order form which gave prices for the event posters, stickers, buttons, and leaflets, all using the slogan "Abortion - A Woman's Right to Choose". Approximately 2,000 demonstrators marched on the US Capitol to seek the repeal of all anti-abortion laws; similar rallies took place in New York City and San Francisco. Speakers included the lawyer Barbara Roberts and Linda Jenness, the Sociali … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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