ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
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(Studio) Last year's Congress battle over federal funding for abortions recalled. House rejection of last year's compromise reported, setting scene for another battle with Senator over issue.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details of present law with regard to federal funds for abortion given. View of many congmen. that this law is too liberal and that new one should limit funds to women whose lives are in danger stated. Representative Henry Hyde's leadership of group supporting more conservative law with regard to Medicaid funds for abortion noted. Audio tape played. [HYDE - says eagles, crows and snail darters have more legal protection than unborn human.] [Representative Millicent FENWICK - says abortions never have been and can't be prevented. Cites question as being whether United States will have law providing such service to those with money and not to poor.] Bill is now sent to Senator as part of appropriations bill for Depts. of Department of Health, Education and Welfare and Labor; Senator's traditional position for more liberal law funding abortions mentioned.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner Artist: Freda Reiter