ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 1984
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Vatican ultimatum to several nuns to repudiate their public position on abortion and nuns' response examined; films shown. Group's ad in "New York Times" shown, quoted on screen. [Sister Kevin BISSELL - accuses Vatican of "aborting the nuns" when they're "full term."] Nuns said purchasing ad last fall when anti-abortion demonstrators were harassing Geraldine Ferraro. [Sister Margaret TRAXLER - notes ad never mentions right to choose.] [Churchwoman Pat KENOYER - doesn't feel a consensus in church can be imposed.] [Dr. Joseph KERNS - thinks ad questions papal authority.]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood
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