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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Address Presented at the National Press Club, Washington, DC pdf (1,374,289 Bytes) ocr (20,984 Bytes)
Address Presented at the National Press Club, Washington, DC
Description:
During a question-and-answer session that followed his speech, Koop suggested that while he would never personally recommend abortion, as a public health officer he had no objection against a pregnant women with AIDS receiving an abortion to eliminate the risk of transmitting her disease to her child. Koop thereby intertwined, in the minds of his critics if not his own, the two major moral and political struggles that defined his tenure as U.S. Surgeon General, the struggles over AIDS and abortion.
Number of Image Pages:
30 (1,374,289 Bytes)
Date:
1987-03-24 (March 24, 1987)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Health Education
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Social Values
Exhibit Category:
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health
Relation:
Metadata Record "Address Presented at the National Press Club, Washington, DC" [Reminiscence] (2003) pdf (312,452 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 105
Folder Number: 85
Unique Identifier:
QQBBGK
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1986-1987
Folder: Address- National Press Club Luncheon, Washington, DC, 1987 Mar 24
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-08-15
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