NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court reported hearing Missouri abortion case which threatens current interpretation of historic Roe versus Wade; details given of case, scenes shown of opposing protests in DC. Missouri law outlined on screen and impact of Supreme Court's upholding of that law noted. Former solicitor general Charles Fried quoted with regard to Bush administration's stance on issue. Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy quoted. [Pro-life attorney Frank SUSMAN - says Roe versus Life is effective.] [Norma McCORVEY - says Roe versus Wade will stand.] [Ronald REAGAN, President BUSH - want decision overturned.] (Artist: Betty Wells)
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll results with regard to abortion illustration Report introduced.
(DC: Lisa Myers) Pol. battle with regard to abortion issue examined. [Iowa Governor Terry BRANSTAD - opposes abortion.] [Pol. analyst Harrison HICKMAN - comments on effectiveness of lobbying.] States' reaction to possible overturning of Roe versus Wade illustration [National Abortion Rights Action League spokesperson Kate MICHELMAN - warns pols. not to side against pro-choice.] [WOMAN - comments on receive illegal abortion.] [National Right to Life spokesperson Susan SMITH - comments.] Abortion battle expected to escalate.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court noted hearing case that originated with Saint Louis clinic's opposition to state abortion laws. Report introduced.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Roger O'Neil) Single and pregnant for fifth time, "Denise" shown arriving at Reproductive Health Services Clinic for her abortion; scenes shown from Saint Louis, Missouri. [Missouri Citizens for Life spokesperson Barbara HACKETT - states organization's beliefs.] [WOMEN, counselor Judy KIRTIAN - comment on issue.]