Bill Baird


Pro-Choice League
PO Box 324
Huntington, NY 11743 USA
Phone: 631-673-6871

Pro-Choice League
PO Box 324
Three Rivers, MA 01080 USA
Phone: 413-668-6320

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"If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child." Justice William J. Brennan in Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972).

March 22, 2012 was the 40th anniversary of Eisenstadt v. Baird, Bill Baird's 1972 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized birth control for all Americans.  Eisenstadt v. Baird is a landmark case that became the bedrock of several privacy cases including Roe v. Wade (legalized abortion) and Lawrence v. Texas (gay rights victory).

"Father of the birth control and abortion movement"
(UPI 1973)

Baird is an excellent, passionate, and inspirational speaker. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Face The Nation, Donahue, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kurault, and many other TV and radio shows. Hundreds of newspaper articles have been written about him over the years.

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Some facts about Pro Choice League's founder Bill Baird:

1964 - Baird established the nation's first aboveground abortion referral and birth control clinic (well before abortion was legal, facing a potential 10-year jail term).

1965 - Baird established the nation's first birth control and abortion club on a college campus (Hofstra University - NY)

1965 & 1966 - Baird is jailed in New York and New Jersey for challenging anti-birth control statutes.

1967 - Baird established the nation's first "abortion slush fund" to help students pay for illegal abortions.

1971 - Baird is arrested for giving a speech to NOW members where a 14-month-old baby was in the audience. Police alleged that the baby's morals were endangered. The police also arrested the baby's mother.   . . . for more click here

Bill Baird - Life Magazine 1970

"Saving girls from 'hacks and butchers' at the Parent's Aid Society in Hempstead, New York, Bill Baird [top] uses a surgical curette and a plastic model of a uterus to show the abortion procedure to a pregnant woman, one of 10,000 he has counseled since 1965." (February 27, 1970)

Bill Baird is a tireless advocate for reproductive freedom rights. The picture below shows Bill Baird at a 2005 demonstration in New York with other reproductive freedom fighters, including Joni Baird, Sandy Rapp, Marlyn Fitterman, and Marcia Pappas.

Bill Baird believes it is important to shine the light of public scrutiny on anti-choice groups. The picture below shows Bill Baird picketing the National Right to Life Convention in Washington, D.C., in June, 2012. Not even 103-degree weather can slow down Baird at the age of 80.

(C)2006-2012 Bill Baird