CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court reported hearing sex counselling case. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) North Virginia's Robinson high school sex counselling class featured. [Teen choice teacher Maureen GALLAGHER - urges chastity law.] Class noted result of legislature to curb teenage pregnancy. Class reported causing legal battle with regard to separation of church and state. Law noted denying grant money to orgs. promoting abortion and requiring all classes must include participation from religion groups. [Senator Orrin HATCH - comments on program.] Critics noted claiming law violates first amendment right protecting citizens from state-supported religion. [Methodist minister Robert VAUGHN - criticizes law.] Lower courts noted declaring law unconstitutional. Reagan administration noted supporting law. Solicitor General Charles Fried quoted. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Janet Benshoof quoted. Justice Antonin Scalia quoted. [BENSHOOF - comments on program.] Relig. groups noted claiming if their support excluded, teen pregnancy rate will rise. [Covenant House spokesperson Greg LOKEN - comments on situation.] Supreme Court noted deciding case. (Artist: Don Juhlin)