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Abortion / Supreme Court Ruling Anniversary #92244

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 22, 1985
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(Studio) 1973 Supreme Court ruling on abortion recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Anti-abortion rallies observing court decision featured; films shown. [March for Life president Nellie GRAY, Jerry FALWELL, voice of President REAGAN - encourage demonstrators.] [PROTESTERS - disagree on bombing of abortion clinics.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Reagan's comment to anti-abortion rally quoted. ABC News poll of public position on abortion outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Gaithersburg, MD) Status of abortion and anti-abortion movement in US examined; abortion clinic counselor Suzanne Levin mentioned, shown. ["CINDY" - explains seeking abortion.] [Pregnancy center director Ellen CURRO - outlines her opposition to abortion.] Terrorist bombings of abortion clinics examined. [Convicted bomber Don. Benny ANDERSON - rationalizes his violence.] Anti-abortionists' use of "The Silent Scream" film as propaganda noted; scenes shown. [Planned Parenthood spokesperson Faye WATTLETON - notes inaccuracy of "The Silent Scream."] [LEVIN, anti-abortionist Sue KEUSAL - explain their positions.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Threlkeld, Richard

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