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Abortion / Gag Rule / Fetal Tissue / RU-486 #144033

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Rebecca Chase) Possibility that President Clinton will reverse the abortion gag rule, which bans anyone at family planning clinics but doctors from discussing abortion, examined; scenes shown from Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, which abided by the gag rule. [Clinic director Dr. Robert HATCHER, nurse practitioner Mary LEE-McNAIR - comment on the gag rule procedures.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Clinton reported possibly also reversing the ban on medical research using fetal tissue and the ban on importing the French abortion pill RU-486.

(Washington: George Strait) The medical potential of allowing RU-486 examined. [Representative Ron WYDEN - hopes that the medical agenda will be driven by merit, not politics.] FDA's role in approving the drug mentioned.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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