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Abortion Trial #33653

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1975
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(Studio) Question of exact time fetus becomes person is basis for abortion trial in Boston, Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) Dr. Kenneth Edelin accused of beating male child till dead. Details of case given. [Prosecuting attorney Newman A. FLANAGAN - says child had right to live.] Defense attorney says abortion performed in accordance with normal procedures at Boston City Hosp. Trial boils down to semantics - manslaughter versus abortion. Dr. Mildred Jeffries brought in as prosecution witness to define terms jury would need to know as trial developments.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker; ARTIST: Anthony Accurso

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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