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Abortion / Roe vs. Wade Anniversary / State Level / McCorvey #124865

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Gathering in Washington, DC, on anniversary of Roe versus Wade decision that legalized abortion featured; scenes shown of rallies by both sides. [March for Life president Nellie GRAY - makes pro- life speech.] [Voice of President BUSH - says he stands for issue of life.] [Two DEMONSTRATORS - debate issue.] [NOW Molly YARD - says choice for women is being restricted.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) Political battle over abortion issue at state level featured. [National Right to Life Committee Susan SMITH - comments on Supreme Court and Webster case.] Mobilization of abortion rights supporters recalled. [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - says people decided to act.] Decision by Supreme Court that states could restrict abortions noted; details given of victories on state level by abortion rights advocates. [Republican National Committee chairman Lee ATWATER - says we are an umbrella party.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of the Roe case, reported arrested in San Francisco, California, for covering street signs with abortion rights stickers.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Wooten, Jim

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