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Supreme Court / Abortion #121749

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court reported beginning hearings on abortion case that may modify Roe v. Wade; scenes shown of pro- and anti-abortion protests in DC; details given of Missouri abortion law that is at issue. [Missouri attorney general William WEBSTER - comments.] Stmt. by former solicitor general Charles Fried to justices and response from attorney Frank Susman quoted. [SUSMAN - comments on case.] Impt. of viewpoints of Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy, three justices appointed by President Reagan, reviewed. Presence in Washington, DC of Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade case, noted. (Artist: Dana Verkouteren)

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Pro-choice demonstration in Sacramento, California, and anti-abortion protest in Miami, Florida, shown.

O'Brien, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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