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Campaign '96 / Republican Party / Abortion #370078

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 22, 1996
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Another possible shift by presidential candidate Bob Dole on how he wants the abortion issue handled in the Republican Party platform reported. [DOLE - talks about a declaration of tolerance among Republicans.]

(San Antonio: Sandra Hughes) The state convention in Texas that could be a preview of the impact of the abortion issue on the Republican national convention featured; details given of the conservatives' attack on moderate Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; scenes shown from the meeting in San Antonio, Texas. [Christian Coalition executive director Ralph REED, presidential candidate Pat BUCHANAN - speak out for the pro-life plank.] [Yesterday, HUTCHISON, Senator Phil GRAMM - speaks out for unity.] [Anti- abortion advocate Bill PRICE - responds to Gramm; says the pro-life movement is the insiders in the party.] [Texas Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - comments on Hutchison.] The vote in favor of allowing Hutchison to be a delegate to the convention noted.

Hughes, Sandra;
Schieffer, Bob

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