CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 1979
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(Studio) Anniversary of Supreme Court decision with regard to abortion noted. Resulting controversy described. Effect of right-to-life lobby on 1978 elecs. reported Gathering of members of both sides in Washington, DC stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Protest march by anti-abortionists in Washington, DC and small rally in front of Los Angeles civic center reported Demonstration by pro-abortion groups at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and announcement in Washington, DC of establishment of fund to pay for abortions for women who can't afford them. [National Abortion Rights Action League spokesperson Karen MULHAUSER - comments on pols.' removal of funding for abortions for low income women and results of such action.] Pro-abortionists' call for meeting between representatives of both sides stated. [March for Life, Incorporated president Nellie GRAY - comments.] Right-to-life lobbyists' pressures on Congress for constitutional amendment banning abortion detailed.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer
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