(Editors Note: this article appeared in a May 1972 Chicago
newspaper. The exact source is unknown. Anybody recognize it?)
women's groups have begun a defense fund to pay the legal costs
of seven women arrested Wednesday on charges of performing up
to 15 abortions a day in two South Shore apartments.
of the fund was announced at a press conference Friday by officials
of the Chicago chapter of NOW (National Organization
Ann Lupa, president of Chicago NOW, said abortion is an "important
issue" and the women "deserve the best defense they
fund is supported by Chicago Women's Liberation Union, Illinois
Citizens for Medical Control of Abortions, Illinois Women's
Political Caucus, Hyde Park-Kenwood Women" Rights Committee
and the South Side Women's Pregnancy Testing Service.
supporting the effort include Dr. Lonny Meyers, of the Midwest
Population Center, and Joanne Horowitz, membership chairman
of the American Assn. of University Women.
can be sent to Abortion Defense Fund, Post Office Box 871, Arlington
Heights, Ill., 60006.
women's groups were gathering for a State St. march and Civic
Center Plaza rally Saturday to cap National Women's Abortion
Actlon Week here.