ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1985
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(Studio) No. abortions performed in United States daily noted; President Reagan reported allowing anti-abortionists to show controversial film in White House
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Popularity of "The Silent Scream" movie against anti-choice movement described; scenes shown. Mvt. noted delivering copies of film to Congress as lobbying technique. [Narrator Dr. Bernard NATHANSON - promotes anti- abortion rhetoric.] [NOW president Judy GOLDSMITH - considers "The Silent Scream" a fraud and medical chicanery; explains.] [Jerry FALWELL - believes movie is effective argument against abortion.]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood
(Studio) Med. accuracy of "The Silent Scream," film's possible impact on abortion controversy, Supreme Court `s ruling on "privacy right" of women in regards to abortion discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim Johnson, George Will
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