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Abortion / Louisiana / Nationwide #338791

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introduced.

(Dallas: James Hattori) Battle over the passage of a strict abortion bill in Louisiana featured; scenes shown from the capital of Baton Rouge, LA; details given of the few exemptions. [State representative Sam THERIOT, clinic director Robin ROTHROCK, Louisiana attorney general William GUSTE, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Kathryn KOLBERT - offer differing opinions on the new law.] [Governor Buddy ROEMER - says it is not a good bill.]

(New York: Bruce Morton) Recent nationwide success of the anti- abortion forces examined; map shown of states passing anti-abortion bills. [National Right to Life Nancy MYERS, Planned Parenthood of New York City Alex SANGER, abortion rights attorney Sarah WEDDINGTON - comment.] The Supreme Court and the Roe versus Wade decision mentioned. ["Jane Roe" Norma McCORVEY - says abortion will continue, legal or not.] Findings of CBS News/"New York Times" poll on abortion outlined on screen. [SANGER - comments further.]

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Hattori, James;
Morton, Bruce
Duration:
00:04:10

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