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American Agenda (Medicine: Abortion) #126009

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Burlington, VT: Tim Johnson) Diminishing availability and safety of abortion procedures because of pressures on physicians examined; scenes shown of protests outside abortion clinics. [Dr. B.J. WILLIAMS - talks about threats he received because he performs abortions; recalls abortion horror story.] [Dr. Chris OLSON - comments on abortion question.] [National Abortion Federation director Barbara RADFORD - says women will not be able to have abortions if there are no qualified clinicians.] Performance of abortions at Vermont clinic by physician's assistants cited as example of solution to problem noted; scenes shown from Burlington, VT. [Vermont Women's Health Center Rachel ATKINS - comments.] [Clinic's medical director Dr. Cheryl GIBSON - praises use of physician's assistants.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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