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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling on federal payments for abortion reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Court decision on Hyde Amendment discussed; majority opinion, written by Justice Potter Stewart outlined on screen. Dissenting opinions of Justices William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun and John Paul Stevens quoted on screen. [Pro-abortion attorney Rhonda COPELAND, National Right to Life chairperson Dr. John WILLKE - comment on decision.] Representative Henry Hyde reported wanting to outlaw abortion altogether. [HYDE - comments.] Court ruling on Illinois's use of state funds for abortion reported.
REPORTER: Fred Graham, Artist: Arthur Lien
(Chicago, Illinois) Illinois's refusal to use state funds for abortion and Supreme Court's decision in suit brought by Dr. David Zbaraz reported [ZBARAZ - comments.] [WOMAN - comments on need for abortion,] Probability that all Medicaid funds for abortion will be cut off in next few days noted.
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely (WBBM-TV newstape)
- Graham, Fred;
- Rather, Dan;
- Blakely, Derrick
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