Clinic Evaluation Project: After the Roe v. Wade
decision of 1973 legalized abortion, it became obvious that
an evaluation of abortion providers was desperately needed.
HERS organized the Abortion Clinic Evaluation Project to help
women find decent and humane abortion services and help expose
abortion providers who were doing a poor job.
Groups: With colorful names like Little Porcupines and Sojourner
Truth, these cooperative childcare groups helped CWLU mothers
to remain active in the organization.
to End Sterilization Abuse: Sterilization of women for "population
control" or for unnecessary "medical" reasons
was a serious problem that the Committee to End Sterilization
Abuse(CESA), tried to address. Started with the help of several
prominent Hispanic organizations, CESA was able to reach out
beyond the CWLU's traditionally largely white membership.
Women's Labor History Group: The Chicago Women's Labor History
Group originally came together as part of a Liberation School
class. They produced a slide show of Chicago women's labor history.
Women's Studies: An outgrowth of the CWLU affiliated
Circle Women's Union (UIC was then known as the University of
Illinois-Circle Campus), the UIC Women's Studies Program is
still going strong.
Goldman Women's Health Center: Information coming.