CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford's position with regard to abortion criticized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) House Judiciary subcommittee opens hearings on "Right to Life," proposed const. amendment making abortions illegal except to save mother. [Law prof. Texas University, anti-abortion supporter, Joseph WITHERSPOON - rejects idea of compromise, as Ford suggested, by letting state decide issue.] [Prof. New York Law School, pro-right of abortion, Cyril MEANS - says compromise would vulcanize large area of personal rights.] Pro-Life Action Committee raises enough funds for its leader, presidential candidate Ellen McCormack, to qualify for federal matching funds.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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