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Supreme Court / Pennsylvania Abortion Law Ruling #345105

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Rita Braver) Supreme Court's decision on a Pennsylvania law restricting abortions featured; details given. [National Right to Life Committee counsel James BOPP, Center for Reproductive Law and Policy Kathryn KOLBERT, Operation Rescue Randall TERRY, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Jane JOHNSON - comment on the ruling.] Opinion of Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and David Souter quoted. Justice Clarence Thomas' opinion noted. [Clinic medical director Dr. Cathy DRATMAN - talks to client on phone.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Difficulties in obtaining an abortion featured. [In shadow, "Jane DOE" - talks about difficulty getting an abortion.] Map shown indicating states which now have restrictions on abortions. [Attorney for Jane Doe Al GERHARDSTEIN - says laws attempt to stop abortions.] [Planned Parenthood of New York City Alexander SANGER - talks about training physicians.] Quaker "overground railroad" to transport abortion patients mentioned. [WOMAN - talks about overground railroad.] Discussion held about effect of today's ruling on abortion doctors and clinics.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bruce Morton) Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists' response to the abortion ruling featured; scenes shown of demonstrators on both sides. [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN, TERRY - comment on the ruling.] [Representative Pat SCHROEDER, Senator George MITCHELL - note need for Congressional action.] Undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot's statement on abortion reported; April scenes of him shown. [Governor Bill CLINTON - notes role of this issue in the presidential election.] [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says people should make the decision.] [Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Lynn YEAKEL - talks about holding accountable people who put the Supreme Court in place.]

Braver, Rita;
Juhlin, Don;
Magnus, Edie;
Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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