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You can also request meetings with your Senator or Representative when he is back in the state of district. You can organize your group to meet with them and often these meetings can be very effective as the member is away from Washington and usually more relaxed and attentive to your problem.

Finally, if you want to testify before a congressional committe, you can ask the office of your member of Congress to put you in touch with the appropriate committee staff member. This is especially important if the chairman of the committee in question is not from your state.

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IF YOU WISH TO TESTIFY in favor of a bill, contact the bill's sponsor and make arrangements with him or his staff for your testimony. wash to testify against a bill, make similar arrangements with the Committee Chairman or with another member of that committee that shares your views. In either case, be sure that your testimony is written out in a neat forn. You should have enough copies to supply each member of the committee--di, if you do not know the number, make at least 20 copies. Have the copies agailable before your appearance.

Keep in mind the following points:

1. Favorable committee action is necessary before a bill reaches

the floor of the Senate or House,

2. Keep your testimony short and to the point. Allow time for

questions. If possible, talk to members before the meeting
so you can answer their concerns and misgivings.

3. Members who share your views may be willing to examine op

posing witnesses using questions you have prepared. (This

must be arranged before the meeting.)
4. A day before your appearance, check to be sure that no changes

have been made in agenda or time and place of meeting.

5. Remember-- you are trying to persuade the committee to vote

for your position. Avoid testimony or conduct that will out-
rage its members. Even if members are hostile, they should
be given polite, responsive answers.

This kind of lobbying should

COMMITTEE ACTION IS VERY IMPORTANT. have a high priority.

STATISTICAL DATA
FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR

1973

Live Births, U.S.A.

.3,141,000 (about 8600 per day)* Deaths

........1,977,000 (about 5400 per day) Increase, "natural" .........1,164,000 (about 3200 per day) Immigration (estimated)

348,000 (about 950 per day) Total increase

.........1,512,000 (about 4150 per day) Total V.S. Population...........January 1, 1974 211,216,000 Marriages

2,269,000 Divorces (about 37%)

839,000
Birth Rate

..15 per 100 people
Eertility Rate
Marmagě Rate..

per
Divorce Rate

4.4 per 1000 population

18.gopedste nubile women

World Research for Contraception in 1973...... $26,700,000.

(This is about the cost of two miles of superhighway.) Child Abuse, reported cases in the U.S. about 60,000 annually. Children unwanted, born in the U.S.

165 per day per day

2,000 approximately

Cost to the state for welfare cases:
Contraceptive service, average ...

.$66 per year
Therapeutic abortion

$200 per year
Prenatal care and delivery

$1000
Mother and child on welfare .......$3000 per year

Mother and child - for 18 years ...$54,000
(compiled by Family Planning Information Office,

New Cumberland, Pa. 1974)

Results of GALLOP POLL:

(Actual question: Do you favor a law
which would permit a woman to go to
a doctor to end a pregnancy at any
time during the first three months?)
Number answering "yes" Dec. 1969 40%

May 1971 50%
Jan. 1972 57%
June 1972 64%

* for the whole earth, about 200,000 per day

STATISTICAL DATA

Results of HARRIS SURVEY:

(Actual question:
1. Do you favor or oppose a law

permitting abortion for al

most any reason?
2. Do you favor the Supreme

Court decision making
abortions legal up to 3
months of pregnancy?

Number answering "yes"

N

June, 1970 40% (Ques.l)
June, 1972 48% (Ques.l)
Aug. 1972 42% (Ques. I)
April 1973 52% (ques.2)

This data plotted

on Curve No. I

Maternal Deaths per 1000 Births, in New York City: 1969 (prior to legal abortion

5.3 1970 (abortion legal in July)

...4.6 1972

2.9 1972 (lowest ever recorded)

2.6 This data plotted on Curve No. II

Children Born to Welfare Families in New York City 1970

....25,481 (all-time high) 1972

.23,643
1972

......19,791
Estimated saving in 2-yr. period, $15,000,000
(See Graph III)

"Botched" Abortions
Referred to San Francisco General Hospital
1967 (before abortion reform).. ......68 per 1000 births
1968 (after abortion reform)

.36
1969

.22 (See Graph IV)

#1 PUBLIC OPINION

on the Right to Pregnancy Termination
within the first three months,

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