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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1980
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(Studio) Supreme Court reported clearing way for resumption of welfare payments of abortions for the poor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Federal judge in Brooklyn recalled declaring Hyde Amendment, which forbids payment of Medicaid funds for most abortions for poor women, unconstitutional. Supreme Court's refusal to stay that decision noted requiring Department of Health, Education and Welfare to resume payments for most abortions. Court's consideration of amendment said actually not coming before June; response of Henry Hyde to situation cited. [HYDE - says issue will give new momentum to right-to-life movement] [National Abortion Rights Action League Anita NELAM - comments on anticipated incrd. activity by anti-abortion people.] Expected number of government-paid abortions mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Court's decision in case of former CIA agent Frank Snepp and his book "Decent Interval" outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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