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Kentucky Abortion Trial #500395

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Bowling Green, Kentucky, trial of woman chgd. with performing illegal abortion on self.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Bowling Green, Kentucky) Details of trial and chgs. against Marla Pitchford given. Surprise testimony for prosecution of her ex-fiance, Dwight Mundy, who had been indicted as accomplice noted; Mundy's immunity from prosecution in return for testimony reported Defense attorney Flora Stuart's comments to jury stated. Kentucky law under which Pitchford was chgd. detailed. [Dist. attorney Morris LOWE - cites feelings about penalty provided by law.] [PITCHFORD - thinks law was made to protect women from quack physicians and that in this case it doesn't apply.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones Unsigned sketches

Savitch, Jessica;
Jones, Kenley

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