Description: Bill Baird News Conference with 3 underage girls who want to have an abortion, but can't get parental permission. The girls have scarves around their heads to protect their identity. Baird and one of the girls speak about the issue. B-roll footage of the press conference. Mix of sound and silent. Additional description from the Original WCVB Rundown for this story reads: "Bill Baird produces the 15-year ... who is 11 weeks pregnant and wants an abortion, but her folks say no."
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 07/30/1976
Description: Several people led by Bill Baird marching with pro-choice signs. Silent. Additional description from the Original WCVB Rundown for this story reads: "Bill Baird Demonstration - Bill Baird challenges a federal law which says that a pregnant teenager who wants an abortion must have written consent of both parents or a court order issued by a superior court judge. This is a mini demo [demonstration] just ahead of the court session."
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 10/17/1977
Description: Bill Baird press conference on concerns over abortion clinic bombings and fighting back against them. He describes the types of demonstrations by antiabortion groups and the effects they have on the women who use those clinics. He proposes a "demilitarized zone" between the protesters and the women using the clinics, so that they can continue to receive treatment without being physically abused. He describes interstate efforts of pro-choice groups to analyze the attacks. He expresses anger with the FBI's lack of attention, refusal to classify the attacks as terrorism, and the institutionalized sexism of law enforcement agencies. He says that many abortion clinics are now armed and have increased defenses.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 01/11/1985