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Campaign 1976 / Abortion / Religious Coalition Group #248065

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
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(Studio) Coalition of religious leaders, formed in 1973 to counteract other religious pressure against Supreme Court's abortion decision, objects today to abortion becoming campaign issue. Coalition made up of leaders of denominations numbering 30,000,000 mbrs., but doesn't claim to speak for all.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Ldrs. of 7 major Protestant and Jewish faith groups gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to protest attention given to abortion issue in presidential campaign. [American Baptist Churches representative Betty MILLER - says organization deplores exploitation of issue in campaign and views actions of candidates and Catholic hierarchy as irresponsible.] [Unitarian Universalist Association rep. Robert WEST - says decision with regard to abortion is individual's and government should stay neutral except to assure sound medical practice. Says President should work for protection of individual conscience and privacy.] [American Hebrew Congregations representative Constance KRESHTOOL - says issue isn't what candidate says with regard to constitutional amendment, but 1 of moral leadership; abortion issue used as manipulation for votes unbecoming.] Coalition feels only Catholic side of issue has been heard and asks candidates to meet with religious leaders on other side of issue; candidates reactions noted.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim
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00:02:00

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