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There are 4 comments on Revisiting BU History: Bill Baird’s 1967 Lecture and Its Impact on the Abortion Rights Battle

  1. “I don’t have very much of anything,” he says, “but I do have this. If I die today, I’m now 90, I think I contributed something worthwhile. I helped people. And if I could do it, you can do it.”

    THANK YOU, Mr. Baird! Your actions have made life easier and better for millions. You are a hero and an inspiration! I will not forget you.

  2. Even though Bill Baird has reached the ripe YOUNG age of 90 he is our modern day Abbie Hoffman. Two individuals that shaped and continue to shape the social climate in which they live(d). He understandably took gruff from the “other side” but unexpectedly took almost as much from “our” side!! I guess that when you forge your own path successfully you get it from all sides including jealousy from the pro-choicers. I told him in 1970 as I stood on the steps of the Charles Street Prison to protest his impending incarceration that he was truly my hero. In a phoncon a few weeks ago I told him the same thing! It wont buy him a meal but maybe it will give him some encouragement:)

  3. I first met Bill at the American Atheist convention in 1985. Later on I went to the New York Times with him as we demonstrated, I can’t remember why however. I still have, and fondly remember, the photograph of us at that convention. Thank you Bill for what you did. I will always remember.
    Mike Last

  4. Mr. Baird, I met you 60 years ago in your office and at the age of 71 I’ve signed on with planned parenthood. I figured I marched back then and the urgency now is frightening. Thank you for blazing the trail.

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