× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Other News: Queen Mary / FBI Anti-Terrorist Plan / Abortion Clinics #53217

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Reports with regard to decision to sell tourist attraction and hotel, the Queen Mary, now anchored in Long Beach, California, harbor; FBI director William Webster's announcement of high priority being given to new anti-terrorist training program; and request of National Abortion Rights Action League for FBI investigation of recent violent attacks on abortion clinic. Film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Recent violent attacks on abortion clinics in Saint Paul, Burlington, Omaha, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron and Cleveland detailed. Films shown. Threats and other harassment of women injured in Cleveland incident described. Police statements with regard to continued investigation of bombing of Cleveland clinic, and clinic cnslrs.' statements with regard to police attitude toward probe upon learning it was abortion clinic reported [CNSLR. - describes policeman's reaction to learning clinic performed abortions.] Precautions being taken by nearby clinic described. [Clinic director Carolyn BUHL - says violence will be met with violence within clinic doors.] Strong anti-abortion movement in Ohio, where many violent incidents have taken place, noted. Org. called PEACE mentioned. [PEACE co-founder Patricia PICHLER - cites ultimate goal as eliminating abortion, but not to point of violence against clinics.] Possibility of interstate conspiracy and Justice Department refusal to investigate, and reasons given, outlined.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.