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Crowell / Appointment / Abortion Debate #71718

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1981
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(Studio) Senator okay of John Crowell as assistant secretary agriculture reported Controversy noted. Upcoming abortion debate noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) House television coverage shown. House vote to waive age requirement noted. Said to have blocked nomination of C. Everett Koop, antiabortionist, as US Surgeon General [Senator John EAST - talks about beginning of life.] [Pediatrician Dr. Mary Ellen AVERY - argues with East.] Conservative ban on federal funded abortions said to snag appropriations bill. Liberal filibuster said threatened.

(Studio) Abortion issue and East said to be featured on "Nightline."
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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