• Georgia demonstrators outside a meeting of the "moral majority," Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, October 11, 1980. Among issues being supported by demonstrators are Gay Rights and Women's Right to Choose.

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    Georgia demonstrators outside a meeting of the "moral majority," Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, October 11, 1980. Among issues being supported by demonstrators are Gay Rights and Women's Right to Choose
    • Date
    • 1980 October 11
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Pugh, Charles
    • Description
    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to verso of print identifies the photographer (Charles Pugh) and the date (10/11/80):"Religious rally. Group outside Omni marching about religious meeting inside." Newspaper caption attached to verso of p... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to verso of print identifies the photographer (Charles Pugh) and the date (10/11/80):"Religious rally. Group outside Omni marching about religious meeting inside." Newspaper caption attached to verso of print: "About 60 pro-abortion demonstrators picket the Moral Majority meeting inside the Omni Saturday." Protestors march on sidewalk under an Omni sign advertising Marlboro cigaretts, carring signs that read "Keep abortion legal & safe," "No distortion of abortion," "Abortion is a woman's right," "Anti-Gay bigotry hurts all oppressed peoples," "Stop racism sexism," and "We demand the right to choose free safe abortions." less
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    • Photograph by Charles Pugh. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Demonstrators holding candles outside the Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, March 15, 1981. Group is marching in favor of the woman's right to choose abortion, and against bigotry.

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    Demonstrators holding candles outside the Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, March 15, 1981. Group is marching in favor of the woman's right to choose abortion, and against bigotry
    • Date
    • 1981 March 15
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Pugh, Charles
    • Description
    • Typed caption on print verso: "Part of group that walked outside Eastside Baptist Church in Cobb County." Verso stamped with photographer's name (Charles Pugh) and date (Sun Mar 15 1981 J /C). Signs the protestors carry read "Bigo... more
      Typed caption on print verso: "Part of group that walked outside Eastside Baptist Church in Cobb County." Verso stamped with photographer's name (Charles Pugh) and date (Sun Mar 15 1981 J /C). Signs the protestors carry read "Bigotry is not moral" and "[check] Yes Woman's right to choose abortion." less
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    • Photograph by Charles Pugh. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Molly Yard speaking at the NOW celebration "Take Back the Roses: A Remembrance and Celebration," Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 1988.

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    Molly Yard speaking at the NOW celebration "Take Back the Roses: A Remembrance and Celebration," Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 1988
    • Date
    • 1988 October 3
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Schwarz, Michael
    • Description
    • Newspaper label on print verso identifies photographer Michael Schwarz: "Molly Yard, president of the National Organization for Women, speaking at a pro-choice rally titled 'Take Back the Roses: A Remembrance and Celebration' at Centra... more
      Newspaper label on print verso identifies photographer Michael Schwarz: "Molly Yard, president of the National Organization for Women, speaking at a pro-choice rally titled 'Take Back the Roses: A Remembrance and Celebration' at Central Presbyterian Church. Looking on is a Georgia lawyer Margie Pitts Hames." less
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    • Photograph by Michael Schwarz. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Pro-choice protestors outside the Feminist Women's Health Center, Atlanta, Georgia, July 3, 1989.

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    Pro-choice protestors outside the Feminist Women's Health Center, Atlanta, Georgia, July 3, 1989
    • Date
    • 1989 July 3
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Ivansco, Joey
    • Description
    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Joey Ivansco: "Tracy Stein, foreground, yells out chants during a press conference held Monday outside the Feminist Women's Health Center at 580 14th Street in Atlan... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Joey Ivansco: "Tracy Stein, foreground, yells out chants during a press conference held Monday outside the Feminist Women's Health Center at 580 14th Street in Atlanta. Michael Hirsh called for a press conference in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on abortion." Date-stamped "Tue Jul 4 1989 J - C." Signs read "Keep abortion legal." less
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    • Photograph by Joey Ivansco. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

The pro-choice movement, also called the abortion rights movement, is a social and political movement espousing the viewpoint that women should have the legal right to terminate pregnancies through elective abortion.  The landmark United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973 struck down most state laws restricting abortion, thus decriminalizing and legalizing abortion (until “viability”) in various states.  The movement includes many activists and a variety of supporting organizations.