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Congress / Abortion / Medicaid #247584

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 22, 1976
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(Studio) Congress reconvenes. Abortion bill noted, with regard to Medicaid.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Medicaid and abortion considered. Hospital film shown. 1973 Supreme Court decision noted. [James BUCKLEY - speaks with regard to matter.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare estimate of Medicaid $ spent on abortion given. Poverty aspect noted. [WOMAN - speaks of hazards of backyard abortions.] [2nd WOMAN - speaks of her abortion.] [3rd WOMAN - notes incrd. number on welfare if Medicaid does not pay for abortions.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare stance said same as last woman to speak. History of Senate vote on issue given. Future vote considered.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Other expected actions of Congress listed, incling. post office debt, food stamps and 1977 budget. Delayed issues include gun control, national health ins., oil company breakup, strip mining.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve

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