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Kentucky Abortion Trial #259370

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of trial in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that has attracted attention of NOW and other women s rights groups reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bowling Green, Kentucky) Details about trial of Marla Pitchford, chgd. with performing illegal abortion on self with knitting needle after being turned down at 2 abortion clinics, given. Pitchford's delivery of stillborn fetus at Bowling Green hospital noted. Testimony of defense's ex-fiance Dwight Mundy for prosecution detailed. Kentucky law with regard to abortion stated. [PITCHFORD - didn't care at time whether she lived or died. Didn't consciously try to destroy self, but made suicide statement to sister.]
REPORTER: Martha Teichner Artist: Peggy Gage

Mudd, Roger;
Teichner, Martha

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