Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance records
MSIPCA97

 An inventory of its records at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance.
Title
Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance records
ID
MSIPCA97
Date [inclusive]
1977-1995
Extent
16.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance (IPCA) collection reflects the founding, history, activism, membership, and mission of the Alliance from 1979-1991. The material in the collection consists of IPCA pamphlets, flyers, conference packets, correspondence, and meeting minutes. The files chronicle IPCA rallies, celebrations, conferences, and committee and Board meeetings. The collection also contains ephemera generated by the anti-abortion organizations Operation Rescue and The Pro-Life Alliance.

Preferred Citation

Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History of IPCA

The Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance (IPCA) was founded on January 29, 1979 to coordinate religious, civic, labor, and women's rights organizations in defense of legal abortion in Illinois. The founding organizations of the IPCA included the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Abortion Rights Action League of Illinois, Illinois Women's Political Caucus, Planned Parenthood Association (Chicago Area), Illinois Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, Illinois Women's Agenda, and the Midwest Women's Center. The Illinois Women's Agenda, a coalition of seventy Illinois women's rights organizations, convened the founding meeting in reaction to legislative efforts to regulate abortion in Illinois. The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Mujeres Latinas En Accion (Latin Women in Action), and the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights also became members of the alliance in 1979.

The IPCA sought: "to eliminate unfocused and duplicate efforts, to activate existing networks, to broaden local grassroots efforts into a coordinated mobilization, to provide technical assistance, to pool resources and constituents, and, in general, to guarantee the existence of a fulltime, continuous effort for reproductive freedom in Illinois." The size and coordination of the IPCA contributed to the power of the pro-choice lobby in the Illinois state legislature. Moreover, membership in the IPCA gave smaller organizations access to a variety of resources including a network of activists, lawyers, clergymen, and media that could be counted on for legal protection and financial support during prolonged political struggles and/or public education campaigns.

The IPCA was formed to mobilize Illinois pro-choice organizations against anti-abortion legislation in Illinois and to "display the diversity and strength of the pro-choice constituency to the state legislature, media and general public." In 1977, the Illinois General Assembly declared that the state would fund abortions only in cases that were "necessary for the preservation of the life of the woman seeking such treatment." In Williams v. Zbaraz (1980) the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Illinois' abortion laws. According to the founders of the IPCA, the restrictive abortion regulations in Illinois represented "an attack on abortion options" that called for a strong reaction from pro-choice and women's rights activists in the state.

In the 1980s the IPCA campaigned against anti-abortion legislation, hospital administrators, and Pro-Life activists that sought to limit and regulate access to safe, legal abortions. In 1980, Cook County Board's Hospital Committee President, George Dunne, directed the board to ban all "elective abortions" at County Hospital. Dunne's directive, in accordance with Illinois law, cut funding for abortions at County Hospital except those performed to save life of the mother. Restoration of abortion services at Cook County Hospital became the IPCA's first major cause and struggle. The first series of the collection traces the IPCA's confrontations with the Cook County Hospital Board and the strategies the IPCA deployed to restore abortion services at the hospital.

In the late 1980s, Operation Rescue (OR), a pro-life group committed to methods of direct action to prevent abortion, attracted the attention of the IPCA. "Rescue" days staged by OR aimed at shutting down clinics and Planned Parenthood Agencies on days when abortions were to be performed. In response, the IPCA and its member organizations enlisted volunteer escorts to protect abortion-seekers and monitored OR rallies to insure that their protest methods remained lawful.

By 1991 the IPCA and IPCA Educational Fund consisted of forty-four diverse member organizations including Chicago Catholic Women, League of Women Voters Illinois, Women's Bar Association, and Operation PUSH. In 1992, Cook County Hospital President, Richard Phelan, restored state-funding for abortion services at the hospital. In 1994, the IPCA Educational Fund conducted Clinic Evaluation Projects to expose "medically dangerous practitioners" and inform the public of safe abortion options.

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Scope and Contents

The Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance (IPCA) collection reflects the founding, history, activism, membership, and mission of the Alliance from 1979-1991. The material in the collection consists of IPCA pamphlets, flyers, conference packets, correspondence, and meeting minutes. The files chronicle IPCA rallies, celebrations, conferences, and committee and Board meeetings. The collection also contains ephemera generated by the anti-abortion organizations Operation Rescue and The Pro-Life Alliance.

The collection is divided into four series based on the organization and activity of the IPCA. The Cook County Board series contains newsclippings, public hearing minutes, press material, and County Board reports pertaining to the ban and subsequent restoration of abortion services at Cook County Hospital in the 1980s. The IPCA Activities series, the largest in the collection, consists of material related to IPCA conferences, protest rallies, opposition to anti-abortion groups, lobbying and fundraising events, and campaigns. This series includes flyers, committee minutes, legislative session records, newsclippings, correspondence, and mailings. The collected papers of Operation Rescue are also included in the series and contain a similar variety of material. The Roe v. Wade Celebration series contains press packets, notes, correspondence, invitations, and advertisements for IPCA's annual celebration of the Roe v. Wade (1973) decision. The final series contains material generated by IPCA member organizations related to their various Pro-Choice events and campaigns. The material consists of news clippings, press packets, articles, booklets, and handbooks. This series reflects the separate activities of autonomous organizations within the IPCA.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-06-24

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/16/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated to University of Illinois at Chicago, Main Library, Special Collections, in two accessions in 1997 and 1999. In 2003, the accessions were combined, catalogued, and arranged into series based on the original order of the collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Pro-choice movement -- Illinois.

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Bibliography

IPCA Executive Committee Notes, IPCA Collection. Box 5 Folder 68. 1980"Proposal for the Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance," IPCA Collection. Box 4 Folder 59. 1979IPCA List of Member Organizations, IPCA Collection. Box 3 Folder 43. 1991Richard J. Phelan. "Restoration of Abortion Services at Cook County Hospital," IPCA Collection. Box 2 Folder 27. 1992

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Cook County Board 

Scope and Content:

The Cook County Board series contains newsclippings, public hearing minutes, press material, and County Board reports pertaining to IPCA efforts to restore abortion services at Cook County Hospital from 1980-1992.

Box Folder

Restoration of Abortion Service, 1992 

1 1

Restoration of Abortion Services at Cook County Hospital: Testimony and Articles 

1 2

Abortion Clinic Zoning, Summer, 1989 

1 3

Board Report on Reproductive Freedom 

1 4

Board Retreat, 1989-11-19 

1 5

Budget Hearing, 1991 

1 6

Bylaws and Budget, 1990 

1 7

Commissioner Pappas Proposal, 1992 

1 8

Commissioners Meeting, 1981-1987 

1 9

County Board Report, 1989-07 

1 10

Richard Phelan for Cook County Board President 

1 11

Fact Sheet and Target Alert, 1992 

1 12

H.B. 574, Public Hearing and Testimony, 1989-10-10 

1 13

Human Relations Commission Advisory Council on Women 

1 14

Legislative Committee, 1990 

1 15

Abortion Controversy: Petition to Intervene, 1992-09 

2 16

President Candidate-Eugene Pincham 

2 17

Press Conference, 1992-06-24 

2 18

Richard Phelan, Restoration of Abortion Service, 1990-12 

2 19

Religious Groups Conference and Letter to Cook County Hospital, 1992 

2 20

Restoration of Abortion Service at Cook County Hospital, 1992 

2 21

Restoration Abortion Service. Judge O'Brien's Decision, 1992 

2 22

Restoration Abortion Services Plan at Cook County Hospital, 1992 

2 23

Resuming Abortion Services in Cook County Hospital Public Hearing 

2 24

Samples of Action and Outreach 

2 25

Testimony to the Board of Commissioners, 1988 

2 26

Women's Health Services at Cook County Hospital, 1992 

2 27

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Series II: Illinois Pro Choice Alliance Activities 

Scope and Content:

The IPCA Activities series, the largest in the collection, consists of material on IPCA conferences, rallys, lobbying and fund-raising events, and campaigns. This series includes flyers, committee minutes, legislative session records, newsclippings, correspondence, and mailings. The collected papers of Operation Rescue contain a similar variety of material and are also included in this series. The series includes details regarding the origins of the IPCA Educational Fund which grew to become a key component of the IPCA activities in the 1990s.

Subseries A: Activities 

Box Folder

"Pro-Choice and Proud" Button Sent, 1992 

3 28

"Right to Life" Candidate Survey, 1992 

3 29

Abortion Provider Guidelines and Clinic Escorting Plan 

3 30

Abortion Denied 

3 31

Appeal and Solicitation Plan, 1992 

3 32

Candidate Questionnaire, 1989 

3 33

Chicago Coalition for Civil Right Act, 1990 

3 34

Chicago Coalition for Civil Right and Pro-Choice, 1992 

3 35

Clinic Escort Program 

3 36

Clinic Evaluation Project, 1994 

3 37

Clinic Training by DuPage County, 1991 

3 38

Clinic Meeting in Chicago Area 

3 39

Day of Argument Vigil 

3 40

District Captain's Lists 

3 41

Legal Notes: Blockades Generally 

3 42

List of Alliance organizations 

3 43

Lobby Day: Packets, Food Orders and Flyers, 1993-1994 

3 44

Lobby Day, 1992-1995 

3 45

Lobby Packets, Veto Session, 1989 

3 46

Logo Design: "Don't let the Voice of Choice Fall Silent", 1992 

3 47

Member packet 

3 48

Member Survey, 1981 

3 49

Merchandise Lists 

3 50

 

4 51

NARAL Lobby Skills Workshop 

4 52

National Women's Reproductive Health Call-in Day, 1994 

4 53

New Member Solicitations 

4 54

T-Shirts Design 

4 55

Task Force: Health Care Reform 

4 56

Training Programs, 1989-1990 

4 57

Flyers, Notes, Updates on Activities 

4 58

Justice campaign 

21 336

Federal judiciary Nominations 

21 337

Flyer - Five Things to Keep Abortion Legal in Illinois 

21 338

Information: Materials From Supporting Groups, 1991 

21 339

Subseries B: Conference Notes and Records 

Box Folder

Alliance Formation Notes 

4 59

Alliance Legislative Committee, 1991-1992 

4 60

Annual Report and Coordinator's Notes, 1983 

4 61

Conference Evaluations 

4 62

Conference Information, 1991 

4 63

Conference Planner 

4 64

Conference Agenda and Workshops, 1994 

4 65

Coordinators Notes, 1981 

5 66

Executive Committee Notes, 1985 

5 67

Executive Committee Notes, 1980 

5 68

Executive Committee and Coordinator's Notes, 1984 

5 69

Executive Committee Notes, 1979 

5 70

General Meeting and Notes, 1984 

5 71

General Meeting and Committee notes, 1982 

5 72

General Meeting and Legislative Committee Notes, 1983 

5 73

IPCA Coalition Conference Time line, 1991 

5 74

Joint Board Meeting. Campaign for Choice 

5 75

May 2 Conference. Sponsoring Organization List 

5 76

Planning Committee Notes, 1985 

6 77

Program and Workshops Committees Planning Outline, 1992 

6 78

Structure Committee, 1991 

6 79

Correspondence and Media packet. Women of Color Reproductive Health Project, 1991 

6 80

Women's Health Agenda, 1992 

6 81

Women's Health Conference Endorsing Forms 

6 82

Women's Health Care Report 

6 83

Ballot Initiatives, 1990 

21 340

Board Meeting - Minutes and Notes, 1991-1993 

21 341

Board of Directors and Members 

21 342

Board Training Program - Event Planning, 1990-05-20 

22 343

Comprehensive Family Planning Campaign for Illinois 

22 344

Elections Background Data, 1990 

22 345

Evanston City Council Resolution 

22 346

General Overview of IPCA Committee Board 

22 347

Intern Member's Profile - Sarah Susannah Willie 

22 348

IPCA Committee Reports: Public Attitude and Financial Data, 1991 

22 349

Member List and Endorsements 

22 351

Membership Meeting File, 1990-11-12 

22 352

New Priorities convention: Joined Members List 

22 424

Results of Pro-Choice Election, 1990 

22 353

Subseries C: Educational Fund (Financial Data) 

Box Folder

Budget Planning and Financial Statement, 1988 

6 84

Cash Receipts, 1985-1986 

6 85

Cash Receipts, 1988 

6 86

Financial Records, 1985 

6 87

Financial Records, 1986 

7 88

Financial Records, 1987 

7 89

Financial Records, 1988 

7 90

Financial Records, 1989 

7 91

Government Reports (Finance), 1988 

7 92

Government Reports (Finance), 1989 

7 93

Subseries D: Educational Funds and IPCA 

Box Folder

Budget and Actual Statements Comparison, 1991 

23 354

Budget and Program 

23 355

Financial Statement, 1991 

23 356

Gift Send Pledges Record, 1993-05-09 

23 357

Proposed Budgets, 1989 

23 358

Subseries E: Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance (Financial Records) 

Box Folder

Annual Reports and Financial Statements, 1982-1984 

7 94

Cash Receipts Journal, 1989 

7 95

Evaluation, 1990 

7 96

Financial Record, 1985 

7 97

Financial Record, 1986 

7 98

Financial Record, 1987 

7 99

Financial Record, 1988 

8 100

Financial Statement and Proposed Budget Report, 1985-1986 

8 101

Financial Information, 1989 

8 102

Government Reports. Finance, 1983-1988 

8 103

Inclusivity Project Budget, 1992 

8 104

Proposed Budget Report, 1988 

8 105

Tax Filing and Financial Statement, 1989 

8 106

Subseries F: Freedom of Choice Act 

Box Folder

Campaign and Sponsors List, 1992 

8 107

H.R. 25 General Information 

8 108

National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAC): FOCA Hearing, 1992 

8 109

Press Packet for Press Conference, 1992-04-26 

8 110

Press Conference notes, 1992-04-26 

8 111

Subseries G: Illinois Campaign for Choice 

Box Folder

Abortion Right Rally - Outreach Lists 

23 359

Campaign Correspondence 

23 360

Campaign Meeting with Pro-Choice Legislators 

23 361

Campaign Strategies 

23 362

District Captain Kit 

23 363

District Packets, 1990-02 

23 364

Flyer - Rally for Choice, 1989-06-17 

23 365

Fund-raising Committee 

23 366

Illinois Campaign for Women's Lives: Agenda 

23 367

In-District Responsible Organization 

23 368

In-District Tracking, 1989 

24 369

Invited Guests 

24 370

Legislative Committee, 1989-08-04 

24 371

Media Committee 

24 372

Outreach Committee, 1989 

24 373

Program Overview 

24 374

Project Budget, 1989 

24 375

Public Information Committee 

24 376

Rally Agenda 

24 377

Rally Committee Meetings, 1989-05-17 

24 378

Rally Day Volunteers (Marshall Coordinators) 

24 379

Rally Visibility Schedule 

24 380

Rally Volunteer Lists 

24 381

Rally Volunteer Script and Legislative Information 

24 382

Speaker's Biographies 

24 383

Work Assignment Sheets 

24 384

Lakefront Progressive Council Meeting, 1989 

22 350

Subseries H: Gag Rule 

Box Folder

Fact Sheets and Information, 1991-1992 

9 112

Flyers, Postcards, and Mailings, 1991 

9 113

H.R. 392, S. 323 Title X Pregnancy Counseling Act, 1991 

9 114

Congress Correspondence 

9 115

Lobby Day April, 1992 

9 116

Meeting Preparation and Notes, 1991 

9 117

Override Vote, 1992 

9 118

Press in Targeted Districts, 1991 

9 119

Rich Williamson 

9 120

S.B. 1540- Letter Sent and Articles 

9 121

Senator Alan Dixon 

9 122

Targeted Congress Representatives. Zip Codes and state Districts 

9 123

Subseries I: Legislation and Politicians 

Box Folder

Adlai E. Stevenson's Statement on Abortion 

9 124

Bills. Legislative Session, 1991 

9 125

Clinton Rally Notes, 1992-10-20 

9 126

Final Ragsdale Settlement 

9 127

Governor Candidates, 1990 

9 128

Hartigan and IPCA Meeting 

10 129

Hartigan for Governor, Hartigan's Position on Abortion 

10 130

Jim Burns. Candidate for Lieutenant Government, 1990 

10 131

Legislation (S. B. 887), 1985 

10 132

Legislative Committee Campaign, 1989 

10 133

Minutes: Legislative, Public Information, Member Meeting, 1981 

10 134

Racial Justice Act, 1990-07-30 

10 135

Ragsdale Fairness Hearings. Press Release, 1990-02-23 

10 136

Biography. State Representative Barb Giditto. 

10 137

Turnock v. Ragsdale Press Release 

10 138

Webster Decision, 1990 

10 139

Summary and memorandums. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services 

10 140

Webster Case: Fact Sheets (Before Decision) 

10 141

Congressional Activity, 1990 

24 385

Connecticut Legislation, 1990 

24 386

Constituent Visit Reports 

24 387

Correspondence 

24 388

Family Planning Legislation, 1986 

24 389

Federal Legislation on HR 875 - RU486 Regulatory Fairness Act, 1991 

24 390

Federal Legislation - Reproduction Health Equality, 1990 

33 509

Guideline for Understanding the Legislation Material 

24 391

House Joint Resolution 224 

24 392

HB 1906 College Insurance 

27 425

HB 1399 

25 393

HB 1399 - Post-Viability Hospitalizing 

25 394

HB 1415 Illinois Right of Conscience Amendment 

25 395

HB 671 - In vitro Fertilization 

25 396

HJR 224 Advisory Board, 1988 

25 397

HR 331, HR3955 and S 1378 - Family Protection Act, 1981 

25 398

Human Life Amendment and Bill 

25 399

Humphrey Amendment - Tax Exemption 

25 400

Illinois Constitutional Convention Committee 

25 401

Legislation Session, 1986 

25 402

Legislation Session, 1985 

25 403

Legislative Session, 1977-1978 

25 404

Legislative Session, 1981 

25 405

Legislative Session, 1982 

25 406

Legislative Session, 1983 

26 407

Legislative Session, 1987 

26 408

Legislative Session, 1988 

26 409

Legislative Session, 1989 

26 410

Legislative Committee Note on SB 887 and SB 890, 1985 

26 411

Legislative Committee on New Legislation 

26 412

Legislative Committee and Lobby Day Note, 1984 

26 413

Legislative Committee on HB 1415, HB 925, and Anti-Fake Clinic Resolution, 1987 

26 414

Legislative News and Clippings 

26 415

Legislative News Redistricting Education Project 

26 416

Legislative News: Title X of the Public Health Service Act ( Rust v. Sullivan Case) 

26 417

Maine By-Pass - Parental Consent Act 

27 418

People v. Adams and Madison (HIV Testing Case) 

27 419

Reproductive Freedom Cases in Illinois 

27 420

S 2321 Guarantee to Free Access 

27 421

S 557 - Civil Rights Rehabilitation Act, 1985 

27 422

SB 1942/ HB 3262 - Criminalizing Acts Against Fetus 

27 423

New Priorities Convention Joined Members List 

27 424

SB 424/ HB 1097 - HMO/Public Aid 

27 426

SB 47 - Omnibus Bill 

27 427

SB 63/ HB 925 - School-based Clinics 

27 428

SB 890 - Fetal Experimentation 

27 429

SB 941 - Amends the Abortion Law of 1975 

27 430

Senate Bills, 1983-1987 

27 431

Senator Dixon - Correspondence 

28 432

Senator Percy - Correspondence and Position Papers, 1990 

28 433

Senator Simon - Correspondence and Position Papers, 1990 

28 434

SJR 17 - Constitutional Convention 

28 435

SJR 69 - Parental Notice of Abortion Act 

28 436

Supreme Court Parental Notice Decision on Akron v. Ohio and Hodgson V. Maine State, 1990 

28 437

Supreme Court Nominee - David Souter 

28 438

Vote Override Session on SB 887 and SB 890 

28 439

Voting Record, 1983-1984 

28 440

Voting Record, 1985-1987 

28 441

Voting Records, 1987-1988 

28 442

Webster Case: Harris Poll Result on People's Attitude Toward Webster Decision, 1989 

28 443

Webster Case: National Strategy Memorandums 

28 444

Subseries J: Mother's Day Rescue (1989-1990) 

Box Folder

Mothers Day: Rescue Chicago 

10 142

Mothers Day 89: Press Release 

10 143

Mothers Day 90: Clinic Report 

10 144

Mothers Day 90: Phone Form and Volunteer Assignment Form 

10 145

Mothers Day 90: Planned Parenthood Press Packet 

10 146

Mothers Day 90: Press Release 

10 147

Subseries K: National Day of Rescue 

Box Folder

Clinic Correspondence 

10 148

Debriefing and Suggestions 

10 149

Escort Materials 

11 150

Follow-up Notes 

11 151

Member Correspondence 

11 152

National Abortions Federation Summary 

11 153

Organizations Actions 

11 154

Planning Notes 

11 155

Subseries L: Operation Rescue 

Box Folder

Anti-Abortion Protest in States, 1988-06/1988-08 

11 156

Anti-OR Lawsuit Reports 

11 157

Anti's Benefit Days by Jewel and Dominicks 

11 158

Articles 

11 159

Behind the Anti-Abortion Lines (Infiltrator articles) 

11 160

Blockade Notice for Clinics 

11 161

Buffalo Abortion Protest, 1992-03/1992-05 

11 162

Chicago Police Department-Meeting Request 

11 163

Clinic Arrest Notes and Records 

11 164

Clinic Assignment Forms and Sign-in Sheet 

11 165

Clinic Checklist and Schedule 

11 166

Clinic Descriptions (Originals) 

11 167

Clinic Escort Training for Operation Rescue and Training Manuals 

11 168

Clinic Report, 1989-12-02 

11 169

Clipping. Anti-Abortion Protest 

11 170

Clippings 

11 171

Concord West, 1989-12-01 

11 172

Day of Rescue Notes 

11 173

Fort Wayne Injunction 

11 174

Information from Other Groups 

11 175

Law Enforcement Blockades 

11 176

Legal Option 

11 177

Literature 

11 178

Mailings 

11 179

Media Packets: extra "Day of Rescue" 

12 180

Miscellaneous Note, 1990 

12 181

Mother's Day Rescue in Chicago Area 

12 182

Operation Wichita: Pro-Choicers Debate Strategy, 1991-06/1991-08 

12 183

Operation Rescue Teams, 1991-10-29 

12 184

Operational Rescue Training: Response to Media 

12 185

Personal Notes 

12 186

Plan. Follow-up Notes 

12 187

Plan - Media 

12 188

Plan - Note, 1988-08-27 

12 189

Plan - Response to Clinics Call 

12 190

Plan from Besty Brill_ Pro_Choice vs. Anti_Choice, 1991-05 

12 191

Police Department Letter from LeRoy Martin 

12 192

Preparing Against Anti-Choice Action and Background Information 

12 193

Press Packets, 1988-08 

12 194

Press Releases, May 12/13 

12 195

Press Work Notes, 1990-05/1990-06 

12 196

Randall Terry Deposition in NY, 1988 

12 197

Volunteer Planning Notes 

12 198

IPCA checklists for Anti-Abortion Protests 

33 514

Subseries M: Press Release, Public Information, and Study 

Box Folder

Abortion Activities Review and Policy Alternatives 

28 445

Abortion Facts 

28 446

Abortion Fact Sheet, 1985-1990 

12 199

Advertisement on Newspaper, 1991 

12 200

Clipping, Fact Sheets and Report 

12 201

Fact Sheets 

12 202

Fact Sheets, 1993 

12 203

Health Issues of African-American Women, 1991 

13 204

Information: Catholics for A Free Choice - Poll Results, 1990 

28 447

Nancy Cruzan Case: Rights to Die 

29 448

News Clipping, 1994 

13 205

Organization Statement on Abortion Right 

13 206

Polling by Market Fact, Inc., 1989-04 

29 449

Presidential Briefings and Information 

13 207

Press Packet, 1993 

13 208

Press Release Update and Supreme Court Cases Summaries, 1990 

29 450

Pro-Choice Manual and Comments 

13 209

Public Information on Abortion Rights 

13 210

Publication by Community Health Network, Inc.: Policy Issue Paper - Parental Consent for Minors Seeking Abortion in Indiana 

13 453

Publication by Alan Guttmacher Institute: Reading on Teenage Pregnancy, 1985-1989 

13 454

Publication by Alan Guttmacher Institute: Current Functioning and Future Priorities in Family Planning Service delivery 

29 451

Publication by Alan Guttmacher Institute: "Abortion and Women's Health" and "Safe and Legal" Reports 

29 452

Racism Articles 

29 455

Religion and Reproduction Rights - Articles and News Clipping 

29 456

Reproductive Health Service Research 

29 457

Reproductive Health Technologies Project, RU 486 

13 211
Box

458. Reproductive Rights: News Clips and Fact Sheets 

29
Box Folder

Selected Illinois Press Clips on Reproductive Rights, 1989-1990 

13 212

Women's Health resources from Other Organizations 

29 459

Subseries N: Proclamations 

Box Folder

Proclamation for "Women's Reproductive Health Day" 

13 213

Proclamation from Mayor of Chicago, 1989-1990 

13 214

Proclamations from Mayer and Governor 

13 215

Subseries O: Public Relations (Correspondence) 

Box Folder

Correspondence and News Articles 

14 216

Correspondence with Diverse Culture Groups 

14 217

Correspondence, 1980 

14 218

Correspondence, 1985 

14 219

Correspondence, 1986 

14 220

Correspondence (Part I), 1987 

14 221

Correspondence (Part II), 1987 

14 222

Correspondence (Part I), 1988 

14 223

Correspondence (Part II), 1988 

14 224

Correspondences and Thank You Note 

15 225

Endorsement from Chicago Teacher Union and Women's Right Committee, 1989 

15 226

Flyers and Correspondence, 1992 

15 227

Media Preparation, 1991-05-11 

15 230

Statement from Supporting Groups 

15 231

Thank you Notes for Supporters, 1992 

15 232

Alliance Correspondences 

30 360

AT&T: Termination of Supporting Foundation to Planned Parenthood 

30 361

General Correspondence, 1989 

30 362

General Information - Congressional Visit Packets 

30 363

Media Lists in Illinois Area 

30 364

Media: Media Skills Training and Notes, 1989 

30 365

Media: Special Training, 1989 

30 366

Media: Theme Committee, 1989 

30 367

Personal PAC Second Annual Reception 

30 368

Pro-Life Groups: Defund the Left 

30 369

Public Information: John Porter AD 

30 370

Public Relations Committee, 1990 

30 371

Subseries P: Outreach 

Box Folder

Ad Agent: Rockford Star 

31 473

Ad Agent: Advertisement via Illinois Issues 

31 472

Alliances Mailing Lists 

31 474

Choice Events Spotlight - Mailing Lists 

31 475

Fund-raising: Committee Notes and Budget 

31 476

Fund-raising: Direct Mail/ Pledge a Picket 

33 511

Fund-raising House-Parties by Patricia Sklar 

31 477

General Information - Congress and the Abortion Issue, 1979-1981 

31 478

Hispanic Outreach 

31 479

House Meeting Script 

31 480

Individual Outreach. Correspondence, 1991 

15 228

Individual Outreach. Correspondence, 1992 

15 229

Letters for Checks Sent Back 

31 481

Newsletter Mailing List, 1987-1988 

31 482

Outdated Phone Tree 

31 483

Outreach - Women of Color 

31 484

Pro-Choice and Black Community 

31 485

Pro-Choice Groups List and Mailing Lists 

31 486

Subseries Q: Speech and Researches 

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Bisola's Speech. Mosaic, 1991 

15 233

Coalition Survey by Hollis Russin, 1992 

15 234

Preparing for Long Haul - by Bisola Marignary List 

33 513

Speakers Manual - by Other Alliances 

33 512

Subseries R: Musicians for Choice 

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Musicians for Choice, 1992 

4 51

Benefit Committee 

31 487

Contribution and Expenses List, 1992 

32 489

Event Overview, 1990 

32 488

Press Release, 1991 

32 490

Mosaic for Choice - Overview, 1991 

15 237

Subseries S: Special Events 

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"Stop BORK" Rally, 1987 

15 238

A Call to Action" National Conference, 1994 

15 236

A Call to Action. Conference Report 

15 239

A framework for Action Conference 

15 235

Anti-Bork Coalition 

32 491

Anti-Bork Coalition: Endorsing Organization 

32 492

Chicago Catholic Women 

15 240

Event Planning Outline: "National March for Women's Life" 

16 241

Faye Wattlenton Event - Steering Committee Meeting Plan by Planned Parenthood Association 

32 494

Faye Wattlenton Event - Steering Committee meeting Notes 

32 493

JANE- an Abortion service, 1993-1995 

16 242

Lobby Day 

16 243

Mobilize for Women Lives, 1989-11-12 

16 244

Steering Committee Outline (Covered All Events), 1989 

32 495

Subseries T: Suburban Rescue 

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Clinic Reports, 1990-04-25/1990-04-26 

16 245

Correspondence. Blockades Anticipation 

16 246

Notes, 1989-04-26/1989-04-28 

16 247

Notification of Anti-Choice Clinic Blockades, 1989-04-18 

16 248

Subseries U: Women's Health and Individual Right Conference 

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After Conference Evaluation 

32 496

Agenda Planks, 1992 

32 497

Brochure Distribution and Publicity 

32 498

Conference Volunteers 

32 499

Endorsement Invitations, 1992-02-19 

32 500

Inclusivity Project: Guide to Inclusive Coalition Building 

32 503

Inclusivity Project Budget 

32 504

Insurance and Contact List 

32 501

Photo Order Sample 

32 502

Conference Planning Committee 

33 509

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Series III: Roe v. Wade Celebration 

Scope and Content:

The Roe v. Wade Celebration series contains press packets, notes, correspondence, invitations, and advertisements for IPCA's annual celebration of the Roe v. Wade (1973) decision.

Subseries A: Reception 

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Decline Letters for Roe v. Wade Celebration Event, 1992 

16 249

Roe 1984: 11th Anniversary Celebration 

16 250

Roe 1984: Banquet Budget and Plan at the Drake Restaurant 

16 251

Roe 1986: Church Ceremony, 86-01-22 

16 252

Roe 1986: Reception Notes 

16 253

Roe 1987: 14th Anniversary Plan overview and Notes 

16 254

Roe 1987: Reception Notes 

16 255

Roe 1988: 15th Anniversary Event Planning 

16 256

Roe 1988: Reception Card Design 

16 257

Roe 1988: Invitation 

16 258

Roe 1989: Reception Arrangements 

16 259

Roe 1990: Elected Officials and Invitation List 

16 260

Roe 1990: Invitation Letter 

16 261

Roe 1990: Sponsors List 

16 262

Roe 1991: 18th Anniversary Celebration 

16 263

Roe 1992: 19th Anniversary Celebration. Member Polls, 1992 

17 264

Roe 1992: 19th Anniversary Event Agenda and Note 

17 265

Roe 1992: Reception at Berghoff's Restaurant 

17 266

Subseries B: Signature Ad (SigAD) 

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1991 Name Lists 

17 267. 1991 Follow-ups 268

1991 Phone Script 

17 269

1991 Potential Advertisement Consultants 

17 270

1991 Roe Celebration Advertisements 

17 271

1991 Solicitation for Mayoral, Gubernatorial, and County Proclamations 

17 272

1991 Solicitation Letters 

17 273

1991 Thank you Note, Coupon and Response Letter 

17 274

1991 Time line and Budget Goals, 1991-1992 

17 275

1992 Alliances List 

17 276

1992 Chicago Tribune 

17 277

1992 Overview of Roe Project 

17 278

1992 Roe Committee 

17 279

1992 Sample Letters and Flyers (Originals) 

17 280

1992 Text and Copy, 1992 

17 281

Advertisement Examples 

17 282

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), 1991 

17 283

Originals, 1991 

17 284

Petition Forms and Statement 

18 285

Roe Advertisement. Final List, 1991 

18 286

Correspondence. Roe v. Wade Proclamation, 1992 

18 287

Roe Budget and Insurance information, 1986-1992 

18 288

Roe 1980: Jan. 22 Observance 

18 289

Roe 1981: News Conference 

18 290

Roe 1982: Program Overview 

18 291

Roe 1983: Program Overview 

18 292

Roe 1983: Press Information 

18 293

Roe 1984: Press Release 

18 294

Roe 1985: History of Roe v. Wade and Guest Speaker (Rabbi Gary S. Gerson) Transcript 

18 295

Roe 1986: Program Overview and Financial Notes 

18 296

Roe 1986: Press Conference 

18 297

Roe 1986: Rally Preparation Plan 

18 298

Roe 1987: Rally 

18 299

Roe 1987: Press Statement from Alliance Member Organizations 

19 300

Roe 1988: Picket 

19 301

Roe 1988: Press Information 

19 302

Roe 1989: Advertisement Budget, Committee Notes 

19 303

Roe 1989: Advertisement Design and Copy 

19 304

Roe 1989: Alpha Printout of List to be Printed 

19 305

Roe 1989: Media Results 

19 306

Roe 1989: Tribune Arrangement 

19 307

Roe 1990: Declaration of Principle and Statement of Support 

19 308

Roe 1990: Press Packet 

19 309

Roe 1990: Volunteer List and Instructions 

19 310

Roe 1991: Mayoral Proclamation 

19 311

Sample Fund-raising Letters 

19 312

Sponsor's List and Correspondence 

19 313

Subseries C: Sylvia Award 

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Biographical Data 

19 314

Roe 1987: Award Information 

19 315

Roe 1988: Awards and Winner's Biographical Information 

19 316

Sylvia Nominations, 1991 

20 317

Sylvia Nominators, 1992 

20 318

Sylvia Reception, 1987-1989 

20 319

Sylvia Reception 19th Anniversary, 1992 

20 320

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Series IV: Other Activities Led by IPCA Member Organizations 

Scope and Content:

Series contains material generated by IPCA member organizations related to various Pro-Choice events and campaigns. The material consists of news clippings, press packets, articles, booklets, and handbooks. This series reflects the separate activities of autonomous organizations within the IPCA

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ACLU: Lawsuit over Public Health Department 

33 505

African American Women - Press Conference and News Clippings, 1989-11-10 

33 506

Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center (ASTC): Meeting Materials, 1989-12-06 

33 507

American Jewish Congress: Lobbing for Reproductive Freedom 

33 508

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):S. B. 1622_ Reproductive Freedom Project, 1991 

20 321

Catholics for a Free Choice: Articles, Booklets, and Summary of Findings 

20 322

Chicago Event: Respect Life Week and Proclamation 

20 323

Choice Organization: Seminar: Consensus Method for Decision Making 

20 324

City Council: Proposed Anti_Choice Ordinances, 1989 

20 325

Coalition for New Priorities: New Priorities Convention, 1992-01-25 

20 326

Emergency Clinic Defense Coalition (ECDC): Editorials/ Letters 

20 327

Hispanic Health Council: Fact Handbook, Report and Manuscript 

20 328

Hispanic Health Project: National Latina Health Organization, 1992 

20 329

National Abortion Right Action League (NARAL) Information 

20 330

National Organization for Women (NOW): Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDEF) Litigation Files 

20 331

Pro-Choice Resource: Women's Health Equity Act, 1991 

21 332

Pro-Choice Resource Center: An American IDEA Project 

21 333

Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights: Women of Color Reproductive Health Project, 1991 

21 334

Women Organized for Reproductive Choice (WORC): Defense for Abortion Rights 

21 335

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