Virginia Whitehill (1928-2018) was an activist for reproductive rights for women. She
is best known for her work to secure the right to abortion for American women.
She founded the Dallas Committee to Study Abortion
in 1969, in her hometown in Texas, and was the state coordinator of Texas Citizens
for Abortion Education. She helped found numerous organisations such as Dallas
Women’s Foundation, Women’s Issues Network or the Women’s Equality Action
League, as well as a refuge for women escaping domestic violence.