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Abortion / St. Paul, Minnesota #252520

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 12, 1977
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(Studio) Abortion issue becomes open conflict in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Saint Paul, Minnesota) On August 1976 film, [Rabbi Asher ZEILINGOLD - believes abortions should be confined to hospitals.] Minnesota Planned Parenthood's locating state headquarters and abortion clinic in Highland Park section of Saint Paul sparks conflict. Building defaced with paint and graffiti. February 1977 film of fire set by arsonist shown. Fire caused closing of clinic. Citizens march on state capitol. [Minnesota Planned Parenthood Kit BRIGGS - opposes yielding to terrorism.] [Citizens for Community Action John HEALY, Junior - objects to presence of clinic.] CCA pickets building [Executive dir. Minnesota planned Parenthood Tom WEBBER - describes atmosphere of threats and fears.] Roman Catholic Church is vocal opponent. Opposition to clinic by "The Catholic Bulletin" noted. [Edward Bernard CASSERLY - sees abortion as the taking of human life.] Planned Parenthood notes increase in patronage since February fire.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Dean, Morton

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