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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court says police don't violate person's right to due process by wrongly identifying him as criminal. Court says due process doesn't protect reputation. Court says information on income tax form that shows illegal income can be used as evidence in criminal case. In Alabama case, court rules that people can't be convicted for obscene material without chance to prove material not obscene. Court hears arguments with regard to abortion.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Missouri and Massachusetts laws require consent of parents in case of unmarried minor and husband of married women before woman can have abortion. Missouri attorney gem. John C. Danforth says minors react from stress and don't have maturity to make decision and parents should have say in abortion. Says married women should make decisions jointly with husbands. Attys. &representative of Planned Parenthood say woman and her doctor can best make the decision. Says abortion mortality rate dropped 80% since court's 1973 ruling. Court must decide if state rules interfere with court's 1973 decision.
REPORTER: David Garcia

Garcia, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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