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Supreme Court / Thomas Nomination / Abortion #135890

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 02, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News poll on public opinion about Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas and on Roe versus Wade abortion decision outlined on screen.

(Supreme Court: Tim O'Brien) Judge Thomas and the abortion issue examined; details given of his praise of 1987 anti-abortion article in "The American Spectator". [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - calls this a "smoking gun."] Thomas' 1988 article expressing misgivings about the Supreme Court's privacy ruling noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Thomas' rarity as a black conservative Republican examined. [Syndicated columnist Alan KEYES - comments.] [In May, THOMAS - makes speech.] [Fellow Yale law student Eddie JENKINS - talks about Thomas.] [Assistant Secretary of Education Michael WILLIAMS - talks about black conservatives.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:04:30

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