“A fighter for all causes.”

When Flo Kennedy died, Columbia Law School called her “A fighter for all causes.” Which they ought to know, because when Columbia tried to reject Kennedy’s application in 1948 because she was a woman, she proceeded to hound them day and night until they admitted her. Kennedy was one of the first lawyers to challenge New York’s anti-abortion laws in court, standing outside of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and handing wire coathangers to passersby. In 1972, she filed tax evasion charges against the Roman Catholic Church.