ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court reported to hear Massachusetts case involving state law requiring that juvenile get permission from parent or guardian before getting abortion.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Boston, Massachusetts) [MARY - tells reasons she got illegal abortion.] Mary's decision to go to Bill Baird Center in Boston for abortion that, accord to Massachusetts law, is illegal because she is juvenile and hadn't parents' consent. Baird's challenge of law in court detailed. [BAIRD - comments.] Background of court decisions in case given. [Parent Jane HUNERWADL - defends state law.] Hunerwadl's position in case stated. [BAIRD - comments on lack of parental discussion of sex with children.] [MARY - comments on sexual communication within family.] [BAIRD - comments.]
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien
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