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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1980
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling with regard to federal funding of abortions reported; Hyde Amendment's passage recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Threat to lives of Sandra Lackey and Barbara Robinson from giving birth to more children and rejection of their application for welfare abortions due to Hyde Amendment explained; Justices Potter Stewart, William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall and John Paul Stevens quoted. Demonstration outside White House today noted; films shown. [Dr. David ZBARAZ - comments on court decision.] Representative Henry Hyde reported trying to get 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion overturned. [HYDE - comments on protection of snail darters, dolphins, eagle eggs; criticizes 1973 decision.] Future course of antiabortion movement reported.
REPORTER: Carl Stern, Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Planned Parenthood's chgs. of double standard in United States between rich and poor and efforts to have all abortions outlawed by antiabortion groups noted; attention said now focused on those states already funding abortions.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern,, Carl

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