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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) How President Obama's administration is fighting back in the health care reform debate featured; TV ads & White House Web video shown; details given of the administration's e-mail response to "myths" about health care reform. [Campaign Media Analysis Group Evan TRACEY†- says there is clutter out there.] Gallup Poll figures on Americans' disapproval of Obama's handling of health care policy quoted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- responds to Tapper's question.] [Yesterday, Senator Chuck GRASSLEY - speaks about grandma on life support.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) "Fact Check" look at abortion & the plan introduced.

(Studio: Kate Snow) The subject of abortion & the health care plan examined; scenes shown of a woman asking the question to Senator Arlen Specter at a town hall meeting; details given about Section 1714 that talks about family planning for women on Medicaid & how it is "unclear" if the bill would provide federal funds for abortion. [July 21, President OBAMA - says he is pro-choice but we historically do not fund abortion.]

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Snow, Kate

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