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Gov. Roemer Vetoes Abortion Bill (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-07-27

Duration: 00:09:06

Subjects: Abortion | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1990 | Roemer, Buddy


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Cross, Mike Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Desormeaux, Brenda Interviewee
  • Bartlett, Terri Interviewee
  • Rothrock, Robin Interviewee
  • McDade, Sandy Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Allred, Gloria Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Ashby, Sandy Speaker
  • McCorvey, Norma Interviewee


This segment from the July 27, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on Governor Buddy Roemer vetoing the second anti-abortion bill passed during the 1990 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Duhe first looks back at the legislative action on the two anti-abortion bills at the session, including interviews with: Brenda Desormeaux of Louisiana Right to Life; Terri Bartlett of Louisiana Planned Parenthood; Robin Rothrock of the Louisiana League of Women Voters; Sandy McDade of the Louisiana Eagle Forum; Governor Buddy Roemer; and Gloria Allred, a national women’s rights leader. He then reports on Governor Roemer’s decision to veto the bill, including: highlights of Governor Roemer’s press conference announcing the veto; the response of the bill’s sponsors, State Representative Woody Jenkins and State Senator Mike Cross; the response of Sandy Ashby of the League of Women Voters, a pro-choice advocate; and an interview with Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade. Host: Robert Collins