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Supreme Court / Abortion Ruling / Missouri Case / Reaction #328241

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 03, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Rita Braver) Supreme Court reported ruling with regard to Missouri abortion case; details given of decision that will allow states more authority to restrict women's abortion rights; scenes shown of demonstrations representative both sides. Missouri decision outlined on screen. [Missouri Citizens for Life spokesperson Loretto WAGNER, abortion clinic attorney Frank SUSMAN - comment on ruling.] Chief Justice William Rehnquist's major opinion quoted on screen. Justice Antonin Scalia quoted with regard to Roe versus Wade. Justices who dissented listed; Harry Blackmun quoted. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor noted casting decisive vote on this ruling. (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) State-level anti-abortion legislature examined. [California WOMAN, National Right to Life Dr. John WILLKE - urge states to enact legislature similar to that in Missouri.] [Planned Parenthood spokesperson Roger EVANS, NOW president Molly YARD, National Abortion Rights Action League spokesperson Kate MICHELMAN - comment on repercussions of ruling.] Upcoming Supreme Court case originating in Illinois mentioned. [WILLKE - comments on new era.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) [Georgetown Law School professor Paul ROTHSTEIN - explains impact of ruling upon Roe versus Wade.]

Braver, Rita;
Juhlin, Don;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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