VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains two William & Mary Pocket Guides to Free Speech and 56 posters of varying sizes from VOX’s (Voices for Planned Parenthood) counter protest to an anti-abortion demonstration held on William & Mary’s campus on April 17-18, 2019.
Poster slogans include “Your Choice Matters,” “My body, my choice,” “We respect bodily autonomy” “Shame and fear have no place here,” “Please go away,” and “We choose love,” among others. Some posters say “The genocide of my people is not your advertisement,” and “We support our Jewish students,” with Hebrew script because CBR uses images from the Holocaust to equate abortion to genocide for their Genocide Awareness Project. Under the laws of free speech, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR), an anti-abortion group, is allowed to demonstrate on public campuses.
VOX Mission Statement from William & Mary’s website: “Vox is the Latin word for ‘voice.’ Through Vox, college students across the country organize events on campus to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educate young people at concerts about sexual health, work with and support their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive freedom.”
- Creation: 17-18 April 2019
- VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
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Info taken from:
- Guide to VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood Records
- In Progress
- Brielle Popolla, SCRC Graduate Apprentice
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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