CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 02, 1970
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(Studio) New York abortion law in effect; patient and doctor make decision, must occur before 24th pregnancy week
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Law incls. no residency or hospital requirements; reactions and complications discussed; many registering for abortions; doctors fear too many out-of-state applicants. [Dr. Robert HALL - says hospitals haven't enough beds.] [Abortion reform leader Lawrence LADER - charges medical profession reserving abortions for elite at $600-800.] [HALL - expresses fears about quality of proposed abortion clinics; says if abortion law handled well in New York, may lead to repeal in other states.] [Dr. Bernard NATHANSON - says abortion case backlog could create dangerous operations.] [Unidentified abortion PATIENT - expresses doubts about moral aspects of abortion.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean