VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: CAROL DOWNERadmin2021-10-27T09:46:53-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“My actions have been rooted in my personal experiences.”
A pioneer of the women’s self-help movement, author and attorney. Los Angeles NOW, abortion committee, 1969. Co-founder of The Feminist Women’s Health Center, CA 1973. Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Care Centers. Author of A New View of a Woman’s Body, How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist’s Office, Women Centered Pregnancy and Birth, and A Book of Women’s Choices.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, October 2021
Photo 1. Carol Downer, Sandra Sullaway, Becky Chalker and Suzann Gage. Photo 2.Life Magazine Special Report, “Remarkable Women 1776-1976.” L-R: Suzann Gage, Sherry Shiffer, Francie Hornstein, Carol Downer, Lorraine Rothman, & Lynn Heidelberg (lying down), 1976.