CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Graham) Supreme Court's reaffirmation of its original abortion ruling with rejection of Pennsylvania abortion control law examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - praises Court's ruling.] Majority opinion of Justice Harry Blackman quoted on screen. Possible implications of Chief Justice Warren Burger's willingness to reconsider original interpretation of Roe versus Wade cited. [US solicitor general Charles FRIED - acknowledges shift in balance of constitutional debate.] [Representative Henry HYDE - warns pro-abortion advocates of complacency.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(NYC: Bob Faw) Growing violence over abortion issue noted illustrated by latest clinic bombing; scenes shown. [Anti-abortion leader Joseph SCHIEDLER - is committed to fight.] [Abortion rights leader Lois RECKITT - cites factors underlying incrd. activism of pro-choice movement] CBS-"New York Times" poll said indicating majority of Americans approve of abortion. [Anti- abortion leader Dr. John WILLKE - claims growth of anti-choice movement]
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