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Abortion / Washington, DC March #111989

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Annual right to life movement march in Washington, DC in protest of Supreme Court decision on abortion reported; details given, scenes shown. [Telephone voice of President REAGAN - says unborn child has right to life.] Reagan's promise of support for measures curtailing funding for concept of abortion reported [Family Planning &Reproductive Health spokesperson Scott SWIRLING - says poor women will suffer because of denial of public medical care.] Position of Reagan administration on abortion noted. [American Enterprise Institution William SCHNEIDER - says Reagan keeps support of religious right and conservatives, but takes no risks on an anti-abortion amendment.] Abortion knockout in Reagan administration said unlikely now that nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court defeated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Issue of abortion clinics versus right to life groups featured; details given, scenes shown of picketing of abortion clinic. [WOMAN - says abortion was her decision.] [Single mother Pamela BOWSER - says people should treasure life.] Feeling that abortion should be matter of choice noted. [BOWSER - says life goes beyond bounds of law.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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