Free abortion in Los Angeles / Sheila Smith interviewed by Don Porsche

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Free abortion in Los Angeles / Sheila Smith interviewed by Don Porsche
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Sheila Smith, a volunteer worker at a short-lived free abortion clinic in Los Angeles, talks with KPFA Public Affairs director Don Porsche. Dr. John Gwynne opened the Community Service Center and Women's Abortion Clinic, an abortion clinic in Los Angeles, on March 16, 1970 in defiance of the abortion laws, and in hopes of testing the law's constitutionality. The clinic operated for five days, after which Gwynne, psychologist Harvey Karman, and other clinic employees were arrested.

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Date Recorded on: 
April 1970
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KPFA, April 24, 1970
Item duration: 
1 reel (13 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1970
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