ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) "Chastity Law," pushed through Congress by President Reagan, explained. Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court case involving issue of separation of church and state in which federally supported church orgs. counseled youths against abortion and for chastity reported; details given. [National Abortion Rights Action League spokesperson Kate MICHELMAN - questions federal government imposing narrow view of morality.] Defense of law by Solicitor General Charles Fried quoted. [Senator Orrin HATCH - says church orgs. can use federal funds to advance social purposes.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Janet BENSHOOF - says legislature indoctrinates teenagers.]
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