February 9, 1981

CBS news logoToday in League HistoryFebruary 9, 1981—League Director Joe Scheidler tapes a rebuttal for CBS-TV, responding to a pro-abortion commentary that had aired earlier in the week. Under the Fairness Doctrine, the publication or broadcasting of a positive story on abortion triggers the opportunity for a pro-life response. League staff closely monitor the editorial pages and TV news broadcasts for such opportunities. The Fairness Doctrine would be dropped in 1987, removing this tactic from the pro-life arsenal.

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