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Edelin / Manslaughter Conviction / Vanderbilt University #481394

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1975
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(Studio) Dr. Kenneth Edelin asks Boston judge to overturn his manslaughter conviction in murder case. Dr. believes jury's verdict based on bias, misapprehension or prejudice. Verdict having effect on abortion practice in Nashville, Tennessee.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Nashville, Tennessee) Doctors virtually rule out abortion after 13th week of pregnancy. [Obstetrician Dr. John ZELENIK - says abortions beyond 1st trimester in teenage pregnancies to be especially tricky. Probably a requested abortion in 2nd trimester won't be granted.] Some Vanderbilt doctors believe Edelin conviction in opposition to Supreme Court ruling re: abortion.

(Studio) Roman Catholic archdiocese in Boston, Massachusetts, defends predominantly Catholic jury that convicted Edelin.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Lynn, Jeri

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