× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Campaign 1976 / Ford / Catholic Bishops / Abortion #247896

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 10, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Ford meets with Catholic bishops with regard to abortion issues.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Bishops expressed disappointment over Carter stand against constitutional amendment outlawing abortion; say they're encouraged by Ford stand to support amendment for states making own laws. [U.S. Conf. of Bishops President Archbishop Joseph BERNARDIN - says difference is in unwillingness of Carter to support amendment and willingness of Ford to do so.] Bishops say Ford will look into matter of federal agencies doing more than law requires to provide abortions. [BERNARDIN - says Ford indicated he'd make study of situation to see what's to bring about restraints.] Spokesperson Ron Nessen says study to begin immediately. Mtg. regarded as breakthrough for Ford because aides say he can't win Nebraska states without big share of Catholic vote. White House releases letter outlining Ford stand on abortion and reminding Catholics he favors federal aid to parochial schools.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.