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Supreme Court / Teen Abortions and Parental Notification #333404

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Deborah Potter) Supreme Court decision in case involving minors wishing to receive abortions with notifying their parents examined. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Janet BENSHOOF - says court says teens have to go back to the dark ages.] Minnesota case in which Heather Pearson refused to tell her abusive father about her pregnancy cited. [PEARSON - says it was humiliating to have to tell her story to a judge.] Majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and dissenting opinion from Justice Thurgood Marshall outlined on screen. [National Right to Life Committee Susan SMITH - backs decision.] [Minnesota Citizens for Concerned Life Jackie SCHWIETZ - says parents should guide daughters.] Ruling noted another setback for abortion rights groups. National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - says it chips away at women's right to choose.] [Minnesota Abortion Right Council Sue ROCKNEY - comments.] Implications for state laws reviewed. Findings of CBS News/"New York Times" poll on issue quoted.

Reporter(s):
Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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