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Nikki Colodny papers, 1978-1995 LSC.2188
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Dr. Nikki Colodny was a pro-choice activist, abortion provider, and women's health advocate operating in Toronto, Ontario throughout the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains records from several clinics and advocacy organizations with which she was active, in addition to press coverage of her activities and research materials.
Background
Dr. Nikki Colodny (born April 1, 1948), was a Canadian abortion provider, women's health advocate and activist operating in Toronto, Ontario throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Most prominently, she worked with Dr. Henry Morgentaler, providing medical care and abortion services which at the time were illegal. Their arrests and repeated harassment brought publicity to their cause, eventually precipitating the overturn of abortion laws by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1988. In that same year, Colodny founded the cooperative Women's Choice Health Clinic. In addition to her medical services, she was an active participant in several pro-choice organizations including the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics (OCAC), the National Abortion Federation (NAF), and the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL). Her research is widely published in both medical and women's studies academic journals.
Extent
1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
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