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California / Politics, Catholic Church and Abortion #120416

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego, California: Brian Rooney) California state election campaign that has become tied to Catholic Church's position on abortion featured; details given of church's response to senate candidate Lucy Killea's abortion position; scenes shown from San Diego. [Two PEOPLE - comment.] [Catholic diocese of San Diego Bishop Leo MAHER - says a politician who is a Catholic is a Catholic politician.] [KILLEA - says church can't tell her how to carry out her public position.] Pressure by Catholic Church on Illinois attorney general Neil Hartigan and in Rhode Island due to politicians' abortion stances detailed. [Governor Edward DiPRETE - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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