CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1977
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(Studio) Congress deadlock and potential effects of its decision on federal funds for abortion cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Santa Ana, California) Report on controversial issue of abortion. Statistics re: abortions in last several years cited, include those for DC. Conflict between Planned Parenthood and church and right-to-life orgs. noted. [WOMAN - cites previous ignorance of medical procedure for abortion.] Safety factor of abortion compared to giving birth stated. Colorado was 1st state to legalize abortions, in 1960's. [LYNN - states mother's position against abortion.] Reporter notes Lynn had abortion. [KATHY - cites own experience with decision at age 17.] Kathy had baby, put it up for adoption. Work of right-to-life groups and their concerns with regard to attitude toward abortion described. [Life Center counselor Sue LESTER - contrasts reaction of sex education classes to issue, 5 years ago and this year] President Carter's position on tax dollars for abortions for poor and results of "CBS-New York Times" poll on issue given. Federal aid for poor women who deliver babies noted.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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