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Abortion / Akron Ordinance #256631

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Akron, Ohio, city council passage of controversial abortion ordinance.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Akron, Ohio) Akron residents' efforts to get restrictive abortion ordinance passed described; council vote noted. Details of ordinance listed. Opposition to ordinance mentioned. [Council member Elsie REAVEN - cites views with regard to ordinance.] [Council member William GRIMM - says abortions won't be stopped by piece of paper, but that it will cost city lot of money to defend ordinance.] [Citizens for Informed Consent spokesperson Marvin WEINBERGER - cites plans for national effort to get similar ordinances passed elsewhere.] [Akron NOW president Janice KOHL - cites opposition to law and says it's unconstitutional.] Mayor John Ballard's right to veto ordinance and expected lawsuits from issue noted.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry

Casselberry, Jackie;
Cronkite, Walter

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