NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 14, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court reported deadlocked over Chicago, Illinois, abortion rights case as confirmation hearings for California judge Anthony Kennedy began; details given, scenes shown. Kennedy's denial quoted concerning fixed views on issues like abortion. [KENNEDY - privacy is valuable and Catholic faith wouldn't affect judgement.] Illinois abortion case noted reflecting parental notification requirements. [State lawyer Michael HAYES - parents need to have knowledge of abortion situations.] [Abortion counselor Ruth OSGOOD - discusses girls' fears of telling parents.] Supreme Court stance on abortion rights reviewed. [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - next nominee crucially important] [National Right to Life Committee Kay JAMES - if Supreme Court properly staffed issue could've been resolved.] NOW statement quoted denouncing Kennedy nomination; Kennedy's mbrship. in all-male Olympic Club mentioned. [KENNEDY - has become educated about exclusiveness and discrimination.] [Senator Howell HEFLIN - Kennedy nomination off to good start.] Liklihood of Kennedy confirmation by February surmised.
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