Representatives of pro- and anti-abortion groups debated the issue of abortion on demand at the Militant Forum in Oakland on October 29, 1971. The pro-abortion position was advanced by Brenda Brdar, a member of Female Liberation and the Women's National abortion Coalition; and Dr. Joan Ullyot (pronounced Elliot), a pathologist at the University of California Medical School. Dr. Frank Filice, a biologist at the University of San Francisco and Marge Szudy, a psychology student at USF argued against abortion. Following the debate, the audience questioned the panel. Commentary and music appropriate to the themes of pro-life, women's liberation, children, and contraception are interspersed throughout the program. Produced by Portia Shapiro and Fran Watkins of Public Affairs; Technical producer Pat Roberto.
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