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Finding Aid for the California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion Records, 1966-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1974
    Collection number: 1195
    Creator: California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Ruth Roemer (b.1916) is an activist and advocate on such issues as women's reproductive rights, tobacco laws, health manpower, AIDS, and national health insurance. Before Roe vs. Wade, she helped establish and served as vice-chair of the California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion to help legalize abortion. She influenced California to become the second state to pass a law allowing abortion on certain categorical grounds. The collection consists of correspondence, papers and printed materials of the California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion, including files, articles, pamphlets, legal briefs, speeches, photographs, press releases, clippings, and other materials, including those from vice-chair Ruth Roemer.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Ruth Roemer earned a JD from Cornell Law School in 1939; as a research associate at Cornell in the late 1950s, she worked on a study of mental hospital admission laws in New York; her group's research was published under the title, Mental illness and due process, and the New York state legislature enacted many of its recommendations into law; Roemer became an activist and advocate on such issues as women's reproductive rights, tobacco laws, health manpower, AIDS, and national health insurance; before Roe vs. Wade, she helped establish and served as vice-chair of the California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion to help legalize abortion; influenced California to become the second state to pass a law allowing abortion on certain categorical grounds; wrote second edition of a monograph for the World Health Organization, reviewing worldwide legislation to control the tobacco epidemic; she also fought for the implementation of a national health insurance program for the U.S.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, papers and printed materials of the California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion, including files, articles, pamphlets, legal briefs, speeches, photographs, press releases, clippings, and other materials, including those from vice-chair Ruth Roemer.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Roemer, Ruth, 1916- --Archives.
    California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion--Archives.
    Abortion--Government policy--Citizen participation.
    Pro-choice movement--California--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Frances Noel Papers (Collection 814) . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.