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Abortion / Koome / Washington #443777

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1969
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(Studio) Last month Dr. A. Frans Koome sent letter to Washington Governor Dan Evans, saying he did 140 abortions last year Abortion felony in WA. Representatives say he can be prosecuted because of letter and no witness came forward.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Seattle, WA) [KOOME - says need to treat whole person, incling. mental health. Told I should charge very high prices.] [PATIENT - says he makes you feel like you did the right thing. Wouldn't prosecute someone for doing a favor. Had clean office. Wish all abortionists as qualified as he is.]

(Studio) No action against Koome.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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