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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
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(Studio) Congress negotiators' compromise on abortion funding and Senator passage before sending bill to House cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of compromise bill listed. Key compromise with regard to victims of rape and incest described, along with reservations of some Senators re: provision. [Senator Richard SCHWEICKER - cites reasons for wanting requirement of prompt rpting. of rape or incest incld. in bill.] [Senator Edward BROOKE - notes lack of rpting. of cases of rape or incest.] Bill now before House Effects of Congress failure to pass bill, part of Labor and HEW appropriations measure, to those depts. cited.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Reaction to compromise by New York Planned Parenthood executive director Alfred Moran reported Film shown. [MORAN - thinks it's part of attempt by National Conf. of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups to impose their theological views on certain American women.] Future report on issue outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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