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Supreme Court / Abortion #550414

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court's reaffirmation of its original Roe versus Wade ruling on abortion with overturning of Pennsylvania state law examined; majority opinion of Justice Harry Blackmun and dissenting opinion supported by Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Warren Burger quoted. [Planned Parenthood spokesperson Carol WALL - praises decision.] [Pro-Life Coalition spokesperson Denise NEARY - thinks Burger's opinion implies potential reversal of Roe versus Wade.] [National Right to Life Committee spokesperson Dr. J.C. WILLKE - agrees.] [Governor Richard THORNBURGH - regrets closeness of decision.] [Pennsylvania law author Stephen FRIEND - remains committed to anti-choice movement] [US Solicitor General Charles FRIED - thinks continued legal battle is futile.] (Artist: Arthur Lien)

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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