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Supreme Court / O'Connor / Death Definition #73104

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 09, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Opposition to nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to Supreme Court by right-wing elements due to her alleged position on abortion examined. [Pro-Family Coalition spokesperson Connie MARSHNER - criticizes O'Connor.] Senator Barry Goldwater's response quoted. [GOLDWATER - comments.] Senator Howard Baker noted optimistic about O'Connor's confirmation. [Senator Jesse HELMS - expresses ignorance about O'Connor.] Implications of controversy for anti-abortion forces discussed; Senate subcommittee 's action on bill that attempts to define when life begins reported.

(Airlie, Virginia) President's commission reported calling for state-wide adoption of uniform definition of death; details given, specifics outlined on screen. [Commission director Alexander CAPRON - notes importance of question in terms of legal and social rights.]

(Studio) Tonight's "Nightline" said dealing with question of when death begins.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted;
O'Brien, Tim

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