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Supreme Court / Pennsylvania Abortion Case / States / Doctors #140810

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 22, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Debate in the Supreme Court over Pennsylvania's restrictive abortion law featured; courtroom sketches shown; details given of statements by Kathryn Kolbert, attorney for the state's abortion clinics, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Pennsylvania's attorney general Ernie Preate and President Bush's administration's courtroom lawyer Kenneth Starr. View of administration and Pennsylvania of the "rational basis" test for abortion regulations explained. [ACLU's KOLBERT - says this case is about making abortion illegal.] [Governor Robert CASEY - comments.] Protesters outside court shown. (Artist: Carole Kabrin)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Passage of state laws either protecting women's right to abortion or banning or restricting abortion featured; case of Massachusetts state legislature cited; map shown of states where legislation is pending. [Lieutenant Governor Paul CELLUCCI, National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Anti-abortion demonstrations in Buffalo, New York, reported; scenes shown of police arresting protesters outside an abortion clinic.

(Atlanta: Rebecca Chase) Impact of the abortion battle on doctors featured. [Doctor who will perform abortions, Susan ALLEN - comments.] [Atlanta clinic director Lynne RANDALL - talks about problem of finding a doctor.] [Gynecology resident Dr. Steven RABIN - comments.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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