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Abortion / Meeting of Antagonists #262107

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report on Washington, DC meeting between representatives of both sides of abortion question, at invitation of NOW.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) January marches in Washington, DC by anti-abortion forces recalled. NOW's invitation noted issued then and promptly rejected by National Right to Life and March for Life groups. [March for Life spokesperson Nellie GRAY - comments.] Groups' agreement to limit subject matter of today's talks reported; details given. [Right to Life crusade spokesperson Dr. Mildred JEFFERSON - comments on attitude of talks.) Goodwill of news conference by 2 sides described as falling apart when 2 members of group called Peace interrupted to protest fact that discussion of abortion wasn't on meeting's agenda. Reaction of meeting organizers reported [Julie LOESCH - comments.] [Planned Parenthood president Fay WATTLETON - comments.) NOW said to have scheduled another meeting for April.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer (WDVM-TV newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter

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