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Advocates; Should Women Be Permited Abortion on Demand


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Should Women Be Permited Abortion on Demand
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A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Public Affairs
Chicago: “Advocates; Should Women Be Permited Abortion on Demand,” 01/15/1972, GBH Archives, accessed January 19, 2022,
MLA: “Advocates; Should Women Be Permited Abortion on Demand.” 01/15/1972. GBH Archives. Web. January 19, 2022. <>.
APA: Advocates; Should Women Be Permited Abortion on Demand. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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