NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1976
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(St. Louis, Missouri: Carl Stern) 3 years ago after Supreme Court legalized abortion, an abortion clinic opened in St. Louis. Anti-abortion groups have been picketing ever since. 16% of clinic’s patients decide against abortions; each patient receives counseling. [Clinic director Dr. George WULFF – says some women went to illegal abortionist because they had to have consent of husband or parents.]
(DC: Carl Stern) [Counsel National Right to Life Committee Thea Rossi BARRON – hopes for more support because of court’s decision.] Prospects of passing constitutional amendment against abortion are dim. Senate buried proposal last year.
(Studio: David Brinkley) Presidential Candidate, Ellen McCormack, finds ruling horrifying. NOW leader Sandra Last says state should protect 12-13 year old from bearing child.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Court upholds federal law requiring coal mine operators to pay miners who suffer from black lung disease.
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