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Kentucky Abortion Trial #500428

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 1978
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(Studio) Innocent verdict returned in trial of Marla Pitchford in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on grounds of insanity, reported Chgs. against Pitchford for allegedly performing illegal abortion on self noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Bowling Green, Kentucky) Details of trial given. Arguments of prosecutor Thomas Lewis and testimony of witness for defense, psychiatrist who examined Pitchford, outlined. Jury's decision of innocent stated. [PITCHFORD - describes feelings. Thinks trial proves law was written for quack physicians, not women involved.] Is reported that verdict seen as victory for women's rights advocates.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones Artist: Leo Hershfield

Jones, Kenley;
Savitch, Jessica

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